Spanish Foreign Minister: Creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly should be considered

10. December 2018

In an article published in the newspaper El País in Madrid today, the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell stated that the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 "may be a good moment to analyse at a ... more

Swiss Senate calls on federal government to consider a UN Parliamentary Assembly

3. December 2018

Swiss Senators unanimously request a statement on the UN's democratic deficit  A postulate submitted last week by Daniel Jositsch, a member of the Swiss Senate from Zurich, instructs the federal government of Switzerland to report on whether it perceives ... more

Elected representatives issue call to action for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

8. November 2018

Lawmakers establish new international group / "UN has serious limits" A group of elected representatives was established this Wednesday at an international online meeting with the goal to promote the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, in short ... more

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

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The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly is a global network of parliamentarians, non-governmental organizations, scholars, and dedicated citizens that advocates democratic representation of the world's citizens at the United Nations. A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA, for the first time would give elected citizen representatives, not only states, a direct and influential role in global policy.

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In 2020, the UN will be 75 years old. This may be a good moment to analyse at a summit some institutional changes necessary to increase its legitimacy and effectiveness, such as the reform of the Security Council to make it more representative and limit the use of the vetoes of the great powers, or the establishment of a parliamentary assembly, thus strengthening the role of civil society and the democratic dimension of the multilateral system.

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Josep Borrell, Foreign Minister of Spain and former President of the European Parliament, in the newspaper El País, December 2018

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