Germany is forging an alliance for multilateralism to strengthen the global order

Germany is forging an alliance for multilateralism to strengthen the global order 981 619 Jessica Seiler

The main topic in the general debate of the ongoing 73rd session of the General Assembly was the very principle underlying the United Nations: Multilateralism. Secretary-General António Guterres warned that…

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Sovereignty and the challenge of countering the threats to democracy

Sovereignty and the challenge of countering the threats to democracy 1000 575 Andreas Bummel

In many countries in the world democracy is under stress. There are more and more signs that a global democratic backsliding may be setting in. Recently, the Varieties of Democracy…

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News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly 1000 559 DWB

This week, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly was opened in New York. Next week’s general debate of heads of state and government will be held under…

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How ‘Big History’ can save the world

How ‘Big History’ can save the world 1356 668 Ian Crawford

The term “Big History” was coined in the early 1990s by the historian David Christian of Macquarie University. It is nothing if not ambitious, aiming to integrate human history with the deeper…

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Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making

Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making 1000 560 Andrew McAllister

The Global Challenges Foundation based in Stockholm recently released a follow up to its 2017’s survey on “Attitudes to Global Risk and Governance” which was again conducted by ComRes. The…

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World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy

World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy 2048 1182 DWB

Convening in The Hague, the world’s capital of international law, the World Federalist Movement (WFM) reaffirmed the organization’s fight for global justice, peace, and democracy. In a resolution adopted at…

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V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum

V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum 1000 579 Charles Marsh

While the global level of democracy has not changed dramatically from last year and remains close to its all-time high, the 2018 Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) report covering 178 countries…

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The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit

The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit 1023 556 DWB

The European Parliament called on the EU’s governments to advocate the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly starting in September. A…

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The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018 1000 542 Andreas Bummel

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30th, 2018, to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy. This date was chosen by the United Nations…

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A renewed world organization for the 21st century

A renewed world organization for the 21st century 1000 502 DWB

A new discussion paper was released today by Democracy Without Borders titled A renewed world organization for the 21st centry. It was authored by Andreas Bummel, co-founder and executive director…

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