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World government researchers discuss "the practical politics of global integration"

22. June 2016

World Government Research Network hosts workshop in Brisbane / World Parliament one of the topics — Last week, around twenty researchers and practitioners met for two days at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, to discuss "the practical politics of global ... more

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Green party of Sweden supports a UN Parliamentary Assembly

19. May 2016

National congress adopts resolution, calls on government to take action — At its national congress in the city of Karlstad from May 13-15, the Swedish Green Party Miljöpartiet de gröna adopted a motion calling "for a democratic United Nations." The ... more

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Pan-African Parliament calls on African Union to support the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly

13. May 2016

Plenary of the continental parliament adopts resolution, wants African Union to take action — Yesterday, the Pan-African Parliament called on the African Union and Africa's governments to support the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, in short UNPA. In a ... more

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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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The United Nations would probably have to rest on two pillars: one constituted by an assembly of equal executive representatives of individual countries, resembling the present plenary, and the other consisting of a group elected directly by the globe's population in which the number of delegates representing individual nations would, thus, roughly correspond to the size of the nations.

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Democratization of the United Nations discussed at an event in Lyon


Secretariat, 24. May 2016

On the occasion of the UN's 70th anniversary last year, a public event was held at the Political Sciences Institute in Lyon, France, on 11 May 2016 to discuss perspectives for making the world organization more effective and more democratic. Around 70 participants attended the event that was organized by the ... more

South African MPs: A more democratic UN isn't just about Security Council reform

Secretariat, 9. May 2016

In an opinion piece published here in the South African newspaper Mail & Guardian, two South African members of parliament with the Democratic Alliance - Stevens Mokgalapa and Heinrich Volmink - argue that making the UN more democratic ... more

Selecting the United Nations Secretary-General and a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Tony Fleming, 30. March 2016

From next month on, the international community will actively engage with the seven men and women who have put their names forward as candidates for UN Secretary-General. The manner of the engagement will be unprecedented. For the first ... more

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