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

Call for a world parliament during week of action
Around United Nations Day on 24th October 2018, a global week of a action was celebrated for the fifth time with activities across the world in support of the establishment
Petter Ölmunger | 13.12.2018
Climate change and the need for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
A call for urgent global actionLast month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report titled Global Warming of 1.5°C which emphasises the urgent need to act upon
Charles Marsh | 20.11.2018
Together First: A new campaign for global governance reform
Democracy Without Borders supports Together First, a global campaign that advocates a reform and transformation of today’s global governance into “a global system that works for all.”A global system that
DWB | 12.11.2018
Debate on a World Parliament: “We cannot wait for another disaster”
On 25 October 2018 Democracy Without Borders Sweden, together with the Global Challenges Foundation and the Institute for Future Studies organized a seminar on the book A World Parliament: Governance
Hans Leander | 30.10.2018