Committee Representatives at Hearing in German Parliament

Secretariat, 14. February 2005

The Sub-Committee "United Nations" of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the German Bundestag has conducted a hearing on the parliamentary dimension of the United Nations on February 14. Subject of the expert hearing was the function of the Inter-Parliamentary-Union (IPU) and parliamentary representation within the "global governance system". In their testimonies the representatives of the Committee for a Democratic U.N. recommended the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly which, step by step, should be vested with rights of information, participation and control.