Democracy Without Borders

Climate justice and democracy in focus of youth seminar in Greece
Last week I attended a training and networking event for Youth Climate Ambassadors in the Epirus mountains in Greece. The event was sponsored by the Center for United Nations Constitutional…
John Vlasto | 02.08.2019
International survey: Democracies are failing to meet expectations
Recently, Dalia Research in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and Rasmussen Global presented the results of the 2019 Democracy Perception Index (DPI). Findings indicate that the majority of…
Ryan Whyte | 01.08.2019
Over 1,600 elected representatives endorse a UN Parliamentary Assembly
The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) which is coordinated by Democracy Without Borders reported today on Twitter that the call for a UNPA is now endorsed by more…
DWB | 26.07.2019
It’s Coming Soon: Can the UN Rethink Its Future in One Year?
Less than a year from now, on June 26, 2020, the international community will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. That doesn’t leave much…
Richard Ponzio and Cristina Petcu | 17.07.2019
Rasmussen’s Copenhagen Summit: Democracy on the defensive
It was the former Danish Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen who opened the 2nd Copenhagen Democracy Summit in the Royal Theater of the Danish capital on…
Jan Diedrichsen | 17.07.2019
V-Dem: A third wave of autocratization now affects 24 countries
The annual report of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project has concluded that a trend of autocratization which first gained momentum in the mid 1990’s has developed across the world….
Ryan Whyte | 24.06.2019
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
In 1919, the revolutionary German government proposed a world parliament
One hundred years ago, following the First World War, the new revolutionary government of Germany proposed a world parliament. In a piece published in the German newspaper taz, Jo Leinen and…
Andreas Bummel | 22.04.2019
World Citizens’ Initiative promoted at international civil society week
A World Citizens’ Initiative as an instrument of citizen participation at the United Nations was promoted on 11th April 2019 at a plenary session of the International Civil Society Week…
DWB | 12.04.2019
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