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 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
A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century
An event on 11 April 2018 hosted by the United Nations Correspondents Association at UN headquarters in New York marked the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and…
Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel | 16.04.2018
The Security Council has failed Syria. It is time to question its authority.
In his final address to the Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid decried the “pernicious use of the veto” by the permanent members of the…
Andreas Bummel | 09.03.2018
Joe Schwartzberg: Advocate of a workable world
The creation of the United Nations following the Second World War was one of the greatest steps so far towards achieving a peaceful and just world order. The UN, however,…
Andreas Bummel | 05.02.2018
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