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    Yemen: Millions at risk of starvation as UN is short of funds
    A UN conference for Yemen on 1 March 2021 was a pivotal moment for governments to commit voluntary funds in support of the Yemeni people, who have already suffered through…
    Brian Son | 01.04.2021
    It is time to consider the advantages of a world federal government
    The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis, yet it has largely been managed by states acting independently. Arvind Ashta argues that in light of the pandemic, we should seriously consider the…
    Arvind Ashta | 23.03.2021
    Let the people determine the best candidate for UN Secretary-General
    The selection process of the United Nations Secretary-General is underway. The process is obscure, the timeline unclear and the stakeholders are meeting behind closed doors. This is problematic on a…
    Colombe Cahen-Salvador and Andrea Venzon | 18.03.2021

    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