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    Roundtables produce recommendations for UN report on “common agenda”
    The Coalition for the UN We Need, the Stimson Centre and other partners hosted six roundtable consultations between February and May this year. This series of online events was held…
    DWB | 16.06.2021
    Humanity needs a global origin story that works for all
    We are living through a momentous turning point in the history not just of humanity but of Planet Earth. But modern education is failing to help young people see the…
    David Christian | 01.06.2021
    Proposals for a more democratic UN broached at Gwangju Democracy Forum
    Civil society statement and UN75 On May 20th, Democracy Without Borders hosted a fruitful online session at this year’s Gwangju Democracy Forum in collaboration with Democracy International, CIVICUS, Together First…
    Amy Oloo | 27.05.2021
    We support global democracy

    The world’s citizens need to have a voice


    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