Global governance of AI and a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly dominant role in the lives of people around the world. As yet, however, it is subject to remarkably little governance, let alone global…

Robert Whitfield | 18.01.2021
Citizens believe in international cooperation, want the UN to innovate

UN consulted citizens in the course of 2020 In a global consultation carried out by the United Nations in the course of the previous year, citizens worldwide have overwhelmingly expressed…

DWB | 12.01.2021
A World Parliamentary Assembly as a catalyst for global cooperation

More than half a century ago UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld said that “the United Nations was not created to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from…

Augusto Lopez-Claros and Andreas Bummel | 06.01.2021
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
Four steps to restore global democracy

How the Biden administration can avert global democracy’s total collapse President Trump’s dangerous refusal to accept the U.S. election results calls to mind the behavior of authoritarian rulers around the…

Michael Abramowitz and Alex Thier | 10.12.2020
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