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New book on a world parliament and world governance presented at the UN in New York

16. April 2018

On April 11th, the United Nations Correspondents Association hosted an event at the UN headquarters in New York marking the launch of the book "A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century", authored by Andreas Bummel, ... more

UN expert highlights proposal of a World Parliamentary Assembly in final report

20. March 2018

Last week, the UN’s first Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, presented his seventh and final report to the Human Rights Council at an event on the margins of ... more

Citizens for Global Solutions consider United Nations reform at annual meeting in St. Louis

14. November 2017

Conference looks at 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020 as opportunity for UN reform — This year's annual meeting of Citizens for Global Solutions, in short CGS, was held under the theme of "citizen action for an effective and ... more

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Who we are

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 a time where we see less connection between the will of peoples and the policies put forward in their name, the world's citizens need representation on the global stage. Democratic initiatives, including the proposal to create a World Parliamentary Assembly, would include all citizens in global decision-making and give voice to currently neglected global public opinion.

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Alfred de Zayas, first UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of an Equitable and Democratic International Order, March 2018

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Geneva International Centre for Justice recommends the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly


Secretariat, 30. October 2017

On the occasion of United Nations Day on October 24, 2017, the Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) published a statement that included recommendations on improving the democratic character of the world organization. In particular, GICJ recommended the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly: "To include the voices of those who are ... more

Need for "reinvention" of the UN highlighted at Global Forum of Young Diplomats

Secretariat, 30. October 2017

The need for a "reinvention" of the United Nations was the focus of a keynote speech by Professor Hans Köchler, President of the International Progress Organization, held at the first Global Forum of Young Diplomats in Sochi, Russia, ... more

New think tank on the structure of the United Nations and global governance established

Secretariat, 30. June 2017

Earlier this year, a new think tank was established in Brussels that intends to provide research and policy recommendations concerning the Charter and structure of the United Nations. A focus of the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research ... more