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