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Democracy Without Borders is an expanding inter­national network with chapters and partners around the world.
Afghanistan and the need of a legitimate world police
The terrifying scenes from Kabul Airport can be seen as a symbol of a dysfunctional world order. People clinging desperately underneath the wings of an airplane speeding along the runway….
Hans Leander | 10.09.2021
Expert report urges governments to make the UN more democratic
The UN’s independent expert on the promotion of a democratic international order, Livingstone Sewanyana, urges the UN’s member states to establish the office of a high-level civil society envoy, the…
DWB | 08.09.2021
Survey: 64% in G20 countries want a stronger UN to protect the climate
A survey published in August and conducted on behalf of the Global Commons Alliance in G20 nations reveals that on average 64% of the general public believe that international organisations…
Harry Gray | 07.09.2021

A World Parliament

Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

The book on global democracy by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Published 2018

We support global democracy

The world’s citizens need to have a voice

Initiatives

A UN Parliamentary Assembly

The United Nations is failing to rise to the challenge of the existential risks we now face. Seeking consensus amongst almost 200 competing member states is a recipe for doing too little, too late. That’s why we push for a new body of citizen-elected represen­tatives: A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Learn more

A UN World Citizens’ Initiative

The Charter of the UN begins with the words “We, The Peoples”. However, one will seek in vain for a means by which ordinary people can play a role. We propose that global citizens can launch petitions that are then considered by the UN. The instrument to make this possible is a UN World Citizens’ Initiative (UNWCI). Learn more

A Global Voting Platform for citizens

Democracy requires participation – and global democracy means participation of all people. Democracy Without Borders works on providing a scalable online platform that allows for debates, voting, and elections. Topics on the agenda could include resolutions of the Security Council or other global bodies. Learn more