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Global Governance

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 We need to promote the democratization of globalization, before globalization destroys the foundations of national and international democracy. The establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations has become an indispensable step to achieve democratic control of globalization. — former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali

We advocate global institutions that are democratic and effective

We consider parliamentary representation of the world’s population at the global scale an essential part of democracy.

As a first step towards a world parliament, a consultative UN Parliamentary Assembly should be created. We coordinate the campaign that is working on this goal.

Democracy Without Borders supports efforts towards strengthening trust between governments and improving global collaboration on global challenges such as climate change.

We want the United Nations to be an inclusive, democratic, representative and effective organization.

We support changes that enable the UN to fulfill its mandate in the best interest of humanity. We endorse a process of stocktaking, reform and transformation that eventually leads to a review of the UN’s charter and a world organization fit for the 21st century and beyond.

"We The Peoples" campaign

DWB together with CIVICUS and Democracy International is convenor of the “We The Peoples” campaign for inclusive global governance, a common platform to promote a UN Parliamentary Assembly, a UN World Citizens’ Initiative and a High-Level UN Civil Society Envoy.

Campaign for a UNPA

Collaborations

DWB is collaborating with dozens of groups across the world in this program area. Partners in 2022 activities included the Coalition for the UN We Need, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Global Governance Forum or the Bahá’í International Community. DWB is a member of the World Federalist Movement.

Endorsements

DWB endorses various campaigns and initiatives. Among them the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court.

News and developments in this program area

Youth activists discuss world parliament and global issues
The Young World Federalists (YWF) organized several events around the world to celebrate the 2022 Week for World Parliament which was held in October. These events brought young people together…
Eston McKeague | 15.12.2022
Need of global governance reforms stressed at events in Europe and India
Reforming the United Nations and global governance was a subject at events in Brussels, Berlin, Madrid and Rennes in Europe as well as in Lucknow, India, in the past weeks….
DWB | 13.12.2022
Global Democracy: The Key to Global Justice, now published
According to the UN’s chief, the world is in a state of emergency due to numerous intertwined crises and a failure of global governance. A new book titled Global Democracy: The…
Oded Gilad and Dena Freeman | 17.11.2022
Climate conference COP27: the sham in Sharm El Sheikh
The UN climate conference taking place in Egypt this week is an exercise in organized hypocrisy. One of the most striking images from the popular Science Fiction TV series The…
Austin G. Mackell | 07.11.2022