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. Since 2019 he’s assisting in launching a campaign for a UN World Citizens’ Initiative. 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. 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

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
The Alliance for Multilateralism: how will it contribute to UN 75?

The Alliance for Multilateralism that was announced by Germany and France earlier this year was launched at a ministerial meeting during the opening session of the UN General Assembly in…

Andreas Bummel | 29.11.2019
The UN at 75: Time to Give Citizens a Voice

The UN wants a “global conversation”Next year the United Nations will commemorate its 75th anniversary. The General Assembly determined that all the UN’s activities in 2020 shall be guided by…

Andreas Bummel, Lysa John and Bruno Kaufmann | 17.11.2019
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