Program Areas

Program Areas

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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 that provides adequate ways of participation to civil society and other major stakeholders.

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

DWB is running the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and supports the Week of Action for a World Parliament.

Collaborations

DWB is collaborating with groups across the world in this program area. We are a member of the Coalition for the UN We Need and co-sponsoring organization of MEGA: Mobilizing an Earth Governance Alliance.

Endorsements

DWB endorses various campaigns and initiatives. Among them the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court and the UNMute initiative for expanding civic space at the United Nations.

News and developments in this program area

Over 1,600 elected representatives endorse a UN Parliamentary Assembly
The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) which is coordinated by Democracy Without Borders reported today on Twitter that the call for a UNPA is now endorsed by more
DWB | 26.07.2019
It’s Coming Soon: Can the UN Rethink Its Future in One Year?
Less than a year from now, on June 26, 2020, the international community will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. That doesn’t leave much
Richard Ponzio and Cristina Petcu | 17.07.2019
Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from 19-27 October 2019
Join our Global Week of Action from October 19-27 2019 and support the call for the establishment of a World Parliament that will give representation and political power to all world citizens.The
Petter Ölmunger | 15.05.2019
On the need of a democratic global government
Human civilization may not be able to survive if we do not manage to create a global government. This proposition may seem out of place at a time of rising
Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel | 04.05.2019