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UN Parliamentary Assembly discussed at Global Governance Forum

The creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly was dicsussed at the virtual UN75 Global Governance Forum that was held from 16-18 September 2020 on the occasion of the opening…

DWB | 25.09.2020
European progressive foundations want a more democratic UN

In a joint report published last week, a group of seven European think tanks led by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Italian Istituto Affari Internazionali recommends…

Jessica Seiler | 23.09.2020
United Nations renews commitment to democracy and human rights

Declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations According to a declaration adopted today by the United Nations in New York, the world’s heads of state…

DWB | 21.09.2020

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