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

In 1919, the revolutionary German government proposed a world parliament
One hundred years ago, following the First World War, the new revolutionary government of Germany proposed a world parliament. In a piece published in the German newspaper taz, Jo Leinen and
Andreas Bummel | 22.04.2019
A United Nations summit in 2020: Landing pad or launch pad?
The UN2020 initiative is a civil society-led consortium calling for a United Nations 75th anniversary next year that includes a meaningful process of stocktaking, renewal and reforms that strengthen the
Fergus Watt | 04.04.2019
Alliance for Multilateralism to be launched at the UN in September
At a joint press conference on 2nd April 2019 in New York France and Germany announced that they will officially launch an Alliance for Multilateralism at the opening of the
DWB | 03.04.2019
Swiss Senate calls on government to examine UN’s democratic deficit
Approving a proposal by Swiss Senator Daniel Jositsch, the upper chamber of the Swiss Parliament on 13 March 2019 formally called on the Swiss government to make a statement on
DWB | 13.03.2019