Democracy Without Borders

Democracy Without Borders strives for a democratic world community.

We promote a right to democracy at all levels, global institutions that are democratic and effective, and equal global citizenship.

EIU 2023 democracy report: regression in an age of conflict
The Economist’s 2023 Democracy Index says there are currently 24 full democracies, 50 flawed democracies, 34 hybrid and 59 authoritarian regimes. Only 7.8% of the world’s population live in a full democracy.
Petter Ölmunger | 19.02.2024
A global political party in the making: the Atlas movement
Media and observers have been referring to 2024 as a “Super Election Year”: more than 60 countries and two billion citizens around the world are expected to head to the…
Lidia Bilali | 09.02.2024
Why Davos attendees should be backing a Global Citizens’ Assembly
A Global Citizens’ Assembly would, for the first time, give ordinary people from across the planet a seat at the global governance table. Decision-makers in Davos should support this, the authors argue.
Hélène Landemore and Rich Wilson | 19.01.2024

Promoting the right to democracy at all levels, from the local to the global, is a main concern of Democracy Without Borders. Free, fair and democratic elections are the basis for legitimate government. We support democratization processes everywhere and work for worldwide democracy. Learn more


Democracy Without Borders supports strengthening international cooperation and promotes democratic representation and participation at the global level. We advocate the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly as a step towards a world parliament and a global constitution. Learn more


Democracy Without Borders calls for a UN World Citizens’ Initiative that gives a voice to every human being as a global citizen. We promote equal global citizenship and advocate for civic education from a planetary perspective that helps develop a sense of global identity and solidarity. Learn more