Three proposals to create a UN that listens
The UN was conceived as a ground-breaking experiment in global cooperation and people-centred multilateralism. Born out of the ashes of the Second World War, its Charter outlines four lofty aspirations in the…
Lysa John and Mandeep Tiwana | 20.01.2021
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
The process to select the next UN Secretary-General should start now
This time five years ago, Mogens Lykketoft, the president of the United Nations General Assembly, was working with members of the Security Council to create the first open process to…
Ben Donaldson | 02.12.2020
Survey: Majority agrees that binding global decision-making is needed
According to the Stockholm-based Global Challenges Foundation, an international average of 67 percent of people polled in a new ten-country global survey agrees that “a new global supranational organisation should…
Andreas Bummel | 30.11.2020
World parliament: a reflection of humanity’s maturity
As individuals grow through succeeding stages of maturation, both their capacities and responsibilities expand. So, too, is the course of our social evolution. We who inhabit the earth at this…
Dan Perell | 02.11.2020
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