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    A World Citizens’ Initiative as a tool to strengthen global movements

    At an online discussion hosted by Democracy International on the occasion of the 2020 Global Online Forum on Modern Direct Democracy and the United Nations’ 75th anniversary that was commemorated…

    DWB | 22.12.2020
    Over 100 Japanese lawmakers call for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

    According to the Japanese Parliamentary Group for World Federation, more than 100 members of the Japanese House of Representatives and the House of Councillors, the two chambers of the National…

    DWB | 17.12.2020
    World federalism in pope Francis’ latest encyclical “Fratelli tutti”

    Since the early modern period, the official papal position on matters of primary importance are laid down in the authoritative form of encyclical letters. The latest one, “Fratelli tutti” –…

    Matteo Gorgoni | 11.12.2020

    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


    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