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European Parliament calls on EU to foster a debate on "establishing a UN Parliamentary Assembly"

6. July 2017

In a resolution adopted yesterday on the European Union's policy at the next session of the United Nations General Assembly which will start in September, the European Parliament has called on the Council of the European Union to ... more

G20 in Hamburg: Global democracy and UN Parliamentary Assembly discussed at "alternative summit"

6. July 2017

Ahead of the G20 meeting in Hamburg on July 7/8 a workshop on global democracy and the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly was held at the alternative "Global Solidarity Summit" that was organized by over 70 civil ... more

Roundtable on Increasing Democratic Representation at the United Nations in The Hague

26. June 2017

At an event convened by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) in The Hague on May 15, representatives of regional parliaments, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) and academia came together to explore ... more

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Who we are

The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly is a global network of parliamentarians, non-governmental organizations, scholars, and dedicated citizens that advocates democratic representation of the world's citizens at the United Nations. A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA, for the first time would give elected citizen representatives, not only states, a direct and influential role in global policy.

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We must insist on behalf of our citizens that international organizations be open to public scrutiny instead of mysterious, secret diplomacy. I support the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly within the UN system to allow for greater public participation in the activities of the UN.

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Elmar Brok, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the European Parliament, 2013

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New think tank on the structure of the United Nations and global governance established


Secretariat, 30. June 2017

Earlier this year, a new think tank was established in Brussels that intends to provide research and policy recommendations concerning the Charter and structure of the United Nations. A focus of the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR) will be to identify and promote mechanisms and reforms that strengthen ... more

Workshop on a UN Parliamentary Assembly held in the Dominican Republic

Secretariat, 11. May 2017

Last March 26, a workshop on a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) was held at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. 54 Lawyers from the master’s program took part in the event and discussed ... more

Guidelines for a classroom exercise on a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat, 26. April 2017

The co-conveners of the World Government Research Network, Luis Cabrera and James Thompson, have prepared a simulation exercise on the issue of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) that may be of use for classroom teaching.The suggested exercise ... more

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