Workable World Trust joins Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat, 17. October 2016
Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

As of October 2016, the Workable World Trust, WWT, based in Minneapolis joined the Steering Committee of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly.

The trust was established in 2014 by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Professor emeritus of the University of Minnesota. Its main thrust is to disseminate and promote support for the proposals in Dr. Schwartzberg’s book, Transforming the United Nations: Designs for a Workable World that was published in 2013 by the United Nations University Press with the warm endorsement of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (who was a patron of the UNPA Campaign) and numerous other prominent global thinkers. Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese,Russian and Spanish editions as well as a discussion and study guide are under preparation.

One of the key proposals supported in the book and by WWT is the establishment of a World Parliamentary Assembly. “I firmly believe that a World Parliamentary Assembly, WPA, would be the best way to allow for citizen input in global governance. Providing the diverse strands of humankind with a meaningful voice in making the decisions that will shape their destiny will do more to legitimize the UN than any other reform that I can envisage,” Dr. Schwartzberg stated earlier this year.

In October 2015, WWT organized the conference “Creating a Workable World” which included a presentation of the WPA proposal.

The UNPA Campaign and WWT have agreed to collaborate on a long-term basis.