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Democracy Without Borders is an expanding international network with chapters and partners around the world.
Survey explores causes for dissatisfaction with democracy

A new report by the Pew Research Centre published last month found that a population’s satisfaction with democracy is tied to subjective assessments of economic wellbeing, respect of individual rights, and of…

Charles Marsh | 31.05.2019
Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from 19-27 October 2019

Join our Global Week of Action from October 19-27 2019 and support the call for the establishment of a World Parliament that will give representation and political power to all world citizens.The…

Petter Ölmunger | 15.05.2019
Walls, fences, and a borderless world: Recent arguments

With millions of people across the world fleeing violence, oppression, economic desparation or because of environmental reasons, migration remains a key issue on the political agenda. Two years ago we reported on…

Amy Oloo | 14.05.2019

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

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