Andreas Bummel

Germany/South Africa
Executive Director

Andreas is co-founder and Executive Director of Democracy Without Borders. He is global coordinator of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly which he helped establish in 2007 and co-founder of the Campaign for a UN World Citizens’ Initiative launched in 2019. He frequently writes and speaks about global democracy. His 2018 book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century (with Jo Leinen) provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and prospects of democratic world governance and was praised by international experts. Most recently, in 2020, he published the study A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (with Maja Brauer). In recognition of his work Andreas was elected as a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the Society for Threatened Peoples awarded him the association’s honorary membership. Previously he studied law and worked as an analyst at a consultancy firm. Since 2006 he is a full-time activist devoted to the cause of global democracy and world federalism. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1976.

Posts of Andreas Bummel

A World Parliamentary Assembly as a catalyst for global cooperation

More than half a century ago UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld said that “the United Nations was not created to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from…

Augusto Lopez-Claros and Andreas Bummel | 06.01.2021
Survey: Majority agrees that binding global decision-making is needed

According to the Stockholm-based Global Challenges Foundation, an international average of 67 percent of people polled in a new ten-country global survey agrees that “a new global supranational organisation should…

Andreas Bummel | 30.11.2020
It is time for a democratic global revolution

The people of the world need to seize the moment and bring about a democratic global revolution. It is time for a global parliament and real representation. The world in…

Daniel Jositsch and Andreas Bummel | 28.08.2020
Policy review: A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Paperback and hardcover editions can be purchased at all major online bookstores. From the preface The 75th anniversary of the UN coincides with a dramatic global health crisis caused by…

Maja Brauer and Andreas Bummel | 07.08.2020
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