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The Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly is a global network of parliamentarians and non-governmental organizations advocating for citizens' representation at the United Nations. Read more

A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) would be the first parliamentary body directly representing the world's citizens in the United Nations. It is envisaged as first practical step towards the long-term goal of a world parliament. Read more

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Secretariat | 15/04/2014

Brazilian federal deputy Onofre Agostini after signingthe appeal on 19 March 2014

Now over 1,300 sitting and former elected representatives endorse the appeal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

In the course of 2014 so far, 52 members of parliaments from 11 different countries have signed the international appeal for a United Nations …

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Douglas Roche | 09/03/2014


The Power of Parliamentarians in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

In this address delivered at the annual assembly of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, PNND, in Washington D.C. on February 26, 2014, former

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The Appeal - Latest signatures

04/24/2014: Frank Heinrich, Germany; Marie-Jo Zimmermann, France; Eric Alauzet, France; 04/23/2014: Ilkka Kanerva, Finland; Prof. Dr. Patrick Hetzel, France; François Rochebloine, France; Donald M. Fraser, United States; Chantal Guittet, France; 04/22/2014: Sveinung Rotevatn, Norway; Claudia DallʼAgnol, Luxembourg ... More


"It has also been suggested that [an assembly of parliamentarians, consisting of representatives elected by existing national legislatures] could function as a constituent assembly for the development of a directly elected assembly of people. We encourage further debate about these proposals. When the time comes, we believe that starting with an assembly of parliamentarians as a constituent assembly for a more popular body is the right approach. But care would need to be taken to ensure that the assembly of parliamentarians is the starting point of a journey and does not become the terminal station."

Report of the Commission on Global Governance, co-chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson and former Foreign Minister of Guyana, Shridath Ramphal, 1995

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03/26/2014 | Proposal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly presented at Parliament of Catalonia. Read

12/20/2013 | Appeal for a global parliamentary assembly presented to UN representative in Brussels. Read

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Selected Coverage

11/06/2013 | Now is the time: The EU should support a UN Parliamentary Assembly, EurActiv. Read

10/28/2013 | UN expert on democracy highlights importance of free expression, information, UN News Centre. Read

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Fernando Iglesias, January 2014

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