The world needs ... to establish an effective World Parliament - and elections to it based on population - which will represent the people, not their governments. ... This new World Parliament would enact legislative policies in a democratic manner. Perhaps a bicameral legislature is the most feasible with both a Parliament of peoples and a General Assembly of nations.
Paul Kurtz, In commemoration of Paul Kurtz (1925-2012). From the "Humanist Manifesto 2000: A Call for a New Planetary Humanism", drafted by Paul Kurtz, professor of philosophy, and signed by 130 personalities from over 30 countries, among them ten Nobel laureates, 1999., 1999
We appeal to the United Nations and the governments of its member states to establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations.