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Democracy Without Borders is an expanding inter­national network with chapters and partners around the world.
Civil society marginalized at COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow
The United Nations’ COP26 climate conference in Glasgow that is ending today has drawn sharp criticism from civil society groups and climate activists who felt that they were marginalized and…
DWB | 12.11.2021
Virtual assembly adopts declaration, addresses demands to the UN
Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) hosted an online Global People’s Assembly from 21 to 23 September 2021, in parallel to a high-level segment of the UN General Assembly…
George Blundell | 19.10.2021
Global Citizens’ Assembly launched ahead of climate talks in Glasgow
In advance of the UN’s COP26 climate conference, which will convene in Glasgow next month, a Global Citizens’ Assembly on the world climate and ecological crisis has been launched with…
DWB | 15.10.2021

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