Seven reasons why there should be open borders

Seven reasons why there should be open borders 3256 2000 Aisha Dodwell

Let’s be honest, most people are already in favor of free movement – at least for themselves. If we care about poverty and justice, we need to start working towards…

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A strong planetary government for shared responsibilities

A strong planetary government for shared responsibilities 946 601 Dominique de Bumann

On November 27, Dominique de Buman was elected as President of the lower house of the Swiss parliament, the National Council. One year ago he published a piece on planetary…

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Survey confirms global support for democracy but also gives cause for concern

Survey confirms global support for democracy but also gives cause for concern 1659 899 Charles Marsh

Large majority supports democracy in 38-nation surveyThe Pew Research Centre recently published the results of a 38-nation survey on global attitudes to democracy. According to the study, “there are reasons…

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Global ID: digital system in the making to provide a legal identity for all

Global ID: digital system in the making to provide a legal identity for all 1000 550 Lisa Schüller

Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16.9Having no legal identity means not existing officially. One fifth of the world’s population lacks proper identification and about 50 million children are born without legal…

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News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly 1998 1110 DWB

The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) has recorded numerous positive developments since May 2017. A significant milestone was reached in August when the 1500th member of parliament endorsed…

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We need to proclaim humanity’s right to self-determination

We need to proclaim humanity’s right to self-determination 825 413 Andreas Bummel

From November 3-5, Milo Rau and the Institute for Political Murder (IIPM) convened a General Assembly at the theatre Schaubühne in Berlin as “a concept of an actual world parliament” in…

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Survey on global risks and governance finds support for supranational decision-making

Survey on global risks and governance finds support for supranational decision-making 1058 493 Lisa Schüller

A survey on “attitudes to global risks and governance” on behalf of the Global Challenges Foundation carried out by ComRes in eight countries across the world’s regions reveals a grave…

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It is time to unite for defending and revitalizing democracy

It is time to unite for defending and revitalizing democracy 1631 972 Andreas Bummel

A worldwide Coalition for Democratic RenewalIn May, over sixty global intellectuals and democracy activists have issued The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal.The group, including Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich, political scientist…

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G20 Summit: Democracy Without Borders calls for a UN Parliament

G20 Summit: Democracy Without Borders calls for a UN Parliament 3868 2640 DWB

On the occasion of the G20 Summit on July 7/8 in Hamburg, Democracy Without Borders called for the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly to strengthen the United Nations. A model…

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News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly 2037 1136 DWB

A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) for the first time would give elected representatives and members of the opposition a formal role in the world organization. Supporters envisage that it…

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