Mayor of London supports appeal for UN Parliament

Secretariat, 6. June 2007

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, supports the Appeal for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). The appeal is the core document of an international campaign launched in April/May this year. The Secretariat of the Campaign was notified of Mr. Livingstone’s support today. The Mayor of London is the third top executive of a world metropolis endorsing the UNPA proposal: Among the supporters are also Cesar Maia, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, and Helen Zille, Mayor of Capetown. "Estimated 49 percent of the world population live in urban zones today, often under extremly bad conditions at least partly determined by international influences. Thus it is particularly important to include city authorities into our efforts", said Andreas Bummel who leads the Secretariat of the UNPA-Campaign. With a population of 12 million people, the metropolitan area of Rio, for example, has more inhabitants than Portugal.