Democracy Without Borders is an expanding inter­national network with chapters and partners around the world.
World Parliament Now: Join this year’s week of action

Join our Global Week of Action from October 16-25 2020 and support the urgent call for the establishment of a world parliament that will give representation and political power to…

Petter Ölmunger | 13.10.2020
Call for a more democratic United Nations at Athens Democracy Forum

The need for a more democratic United Nations was highlighted at the 2020 Athens Democracy Forum which was held from 30 September to 2 October in the Greek capital. The…

DWB | 02.10.2020
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

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


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