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European progressive foundations want a more democratic UN

In a joint report published last week, a group of seven European think tanks led by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Italian Istituto Affari Internazionali recommends…

Jessica Seiler | 23.09.2020
United Nations renews commitment to democracy and human rights

Declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations According to a declaration adopted today by the United Nations in New York, the world’s heads of state…

DWB | 21.09.2020
One Shared World hosts online “Interdependence Summit”

OneShared.World is a network that was launched on 6 May 2020 to build “a fully inclusive global social movement and political force representing the democratic expression of our common humanity”,…

John Vlasto | 21.09.2020

A World Parliament

Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

The book on global democracy by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. 

We support global democracy

The world’s citizens need to have a voice

Initiatives

A UN Parliamentary Assembly

The United Nations is failing to rise to the challenge of the existential risks we now face. Seeking consensus amongst almost 200 competing member states is a recipe for doing too little, too late. That’s why we push for a new body of citizen-elected represen­tatives: A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Learn more

A UN World Citizens’ Initiative

The Charter of the UN begins with the words “We, The Peoples”. However, one will seek in vain for a means by which ordinary people can play a role. We propose that global citizens can launch petitions that are then considered by the UN. The instrument to make this possible is a UN World Citizens’ Initiative (UNWCI). Learn more

A Global Voting Platform for citizens

Democracy requires participation – and global democracy means participation of all people. Democracy Without Borders works on providing a scalable online platform that allows for debates, voting, and elections. Topics on the agenda could include resolutions of the Security Council or other global bodies. Learn more