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 case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

This paper looks into the relationship between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the proposed United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). It outlines the characteristics of these two bodies and provides an…

DWB and Andreas Bummel | 06.02.2019
Sovereignty and the challenge of countering the threats to democracy

In many countries in the world democracy is under stress. There are more and more signs that a global democratic backsliding may be setting in. Recently, the Varieties of Democracy…

Andreas Bummel | 11.10.2018
The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30th, 2018, to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy. This date was chosen by the United Nations…

Andreas Bummel | 29.06.2018
A renewed world organization for the 21st century

Following the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century with Jo Leinen earlier this year, this discussion paper by Andreas Bummel elaborates on…

DWB and Andreas Bummel | 29.06.2018
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