The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

This paper looks into the relationship between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the proposed United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). It outlines the characteristics of these two bodies and provides an…

06.02.2019
European Parliament calls on Council to become more transparent

On 17 January 2019 the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the Council of the European Union (Council) to become more democratic, transparent and accountable to the European public. The…

Petter Ölmunger | 30.01.2019
EIU report: Downward trend of democracy halted in 2018

In the 2018 edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently found that the downward trend of democracy in the world came to a halt for the…

Marie Becker | 25.01.2019
Reviving Multilateralism on the Road to 2020

As humanity struggles with mass violence, mass migrations and the widening effect of climate change, the international system inaugurated nearly 75 years ago to manage such global problems seems to be…

Richard Ponzio, Joris Larik & William Durch | 24.01.2019
Who should elect the World Bank’s president?

A week ago the World Bank made the surprise announcement that its president Jim Yong Kim quits his position effective February 1 to join the private sector. In a letter to…

Petter Ölmunger | 15.01.2019
Call for a world parliament during week of action

Around United Nations Day on 24th October 2018, a global week of a action was celebrated for the fifth time with activities across the world in support of the establishment…

Petter Ölmunger | 13.12.2018
The Swiss World Federalist Association is now Democracy Without Borders Switzerland

The Association of World Federalists of Switzerland has joined the international organization of Democracy Without Borders (DWB) and renamed itself Democracy Without Borders Switzerland. This was decided at a general…

Christian Müller | 11.12.2018
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