Program Areas

Program Areas


Global Governance


 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

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


DWB is collaborating with groups across the world in this program area. Partners in 2023 activities included Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Global Governance Forum or the Bahá’í International Community. DWB is a member of the Coalition for the UN We Need and co-sponsoring organization of MEGA: Mobilizing an Earth Governance Alliance.


DWB endorses various campaigns and initiatives. Among them the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court.

News and developments in this program area

The role of parliaments in implementing the 2030 Agenda
With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda offers a comprehensive plan to combat some of the biggest global challenges such as poverty, hunger, inequality, unrest, unsafe migration, climate
Uwe Holtz | 13.06.2018
Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from October 19-28, 2018
Join our Global Week of Action from October 19-28 2018 and join the call for the establishment of a World Parliament that will give representation and political power to all world citizens.Climate
Petter Ölmunger | 22.05.2018
United Nations charter reform and the unfulfilled promise of San Francisco
The veto power in the UN Security Council The Security Council (SC) of the United Nations is the organ charged with maintaining “international peace and security” and, under international law,
Shahr-yar Sharei | 04.05.2018
A World Community of Democratic Nations based on NATO and the OECD?
The promotion of democracy has become more urgent recently, as the world seems to become a more dangerous place. The threat of nuclear war has raised its head once again.
Chris Hamer | 23.04.2018