German UNA supports call for UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat, 5. December 2005

The German United Nations Association (DGVN) supports the call for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. In a document adopted by its General Assembly on December 3, 2005, in Bonn, the UNA "requests the German Bundestag and the federal government to thoroughly examine the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN". It also says: "The DGVN holds the opinion that parliamentary participation and control on the level of the United Nations in mid-term should be institutionalized in the shape of a Parliamentary Assembly which is integrated into the UN system". The request is part of a comprehensive policy document.