Democracy Without Borders is an expanding international network with chapters and partners around the world.
Dissatisfaction with democracy at an all-time high, new study says

A study from the University of Cambridge’s new Centre for the Future of Democracy that was launched these days has found dissatisfaction with democracy around the world at its highest…

Peter Orvetti | 04.02.2020
Civil society groups boycott G20 summit in Saudi Arabia

The fifteenth meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) will be hosted by Saudi Arabia from 21–22 November 2020 in the capital city of Riyadh. According to Freedom House in…

DWB | 29.01.2020
Pilot projects for a Global Voting Platform and a Global Democracy Lab

The GVP: a “new old” internet tool for global democracyTogether with Democracy without Borders, the World Parliament Experiment has been working on a Global Voting Platform (GVP).The GVP is an…

Michael Weidinger and Rasmus Tenbergen | 27.01.2020

A World Parliament

Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

The book on global democracy by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Published 2018

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