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.

Principles and proposals for an Alliance of Democracies
Last week the White House announced that the Summit for Democracy promised by Joe Biden will take place virtually on December 9 and 10 in order to “galvanize commitments and…
Andreas Bummel | 16.08.2021
Time for global democracy promotion to be ramped up
Democracy is under pressure across the world. According to the latest annual report by Freedom House, a United States-based non-partisan think-tank, the balance is shifting further “in favour of tyranny”….
Andreas Bummel | 11.03.2021
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