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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

International survey: Citizens want a stronger and more democratic UN
A 2019 survey in Argentina, China, India, Russia, Spain, and the United States revealed that citizens overall support strengthening or maintaining the authority of the UN and making it more democratic
Farsan Ghassim | 22.09.2022
Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?
The growth of illiberal nationalism in the US and the deepening of already illiberal nationalist states like Russia and China are compromising the UN’s key mandates and thwarting serious progressive…
Kamal Malhotra | 09.09.2022
As global progress declines, UN moves Summit of the Future to 2024
The UN General Assembly in New York decided today that a “Summit of the Future” shall be convened in New York in September 2024 to adopt a “Pact for the…
DWB | 08.09.2022
Disagreements on reforming the UN Security Council continue
The recent round of inter-governmental negotiations on UN Security Council reform ended in New York on 12th July 2022 with an “oral decision” of the UN General Assembly to “immediately”…
Jebilson Raja Joslin | 06.09.2022