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

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
On the need of a democratic global government

This essay was originally published in the May 2019 edition of Cadmus, the journal of the World Academy of Arts and Science. Human civilization may not be able to survive if we do not…

Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel | 04.05.2019
In 1919, the revolutionary German government proposed a world parliament

One hundred years ago, following the First World War, the new revolutionary government of Germany proposed a world parliament. In a piece published in the German newspaper taz, Jo Leinen and…

Andreas Bummel | 22.04.2019
1 2 3 4 5