Seminar on a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in Paris

25. November 2019

"Democratize globalization": exchanges and proposals in Paris on September 21, 2019, the International Day of Peace Organized by the Union of European Federalists-France in collaboration with Democracy Without Borders, a seminar on "Democratizing globalization with the creation of a ... more

New York: People's Assembly calls for better participation and representation at the UN

26. September 2019

Civil society conference in New York calls for a UN Parliamentary AssemblyAn alternative People's Assembly on the implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development goals was held this week in parallel to the high-level debate of the 74th session ... more

Australian government should push for a parliamentary UN body, says citizens group

9. September 2019

A UN Parliamentary Assembly to support global democracy / Proposal presented in CanberraFollowing an expert symposium on UN reform in Canberra, the World Citizens Association of Australia called on the Morrison government and the opposition to endorse the ... 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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Members of Parliament

from 133 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Voices

The increasing public problems related to climate change and the economic and political transformations of the 21st century demand more democracy. New worldwide problems demand new institutional solutions. The United Nations needs to recognize that being an exclusive club of governments and involving some representatives of civil society is not enough to connect citizens with the international decision-making system. The political pluralism of the world's societies is not represented at the United Nations. International political decisions have to be informed by all perspectives. Governments have their own self-serving interests and this is especially true for authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. The United Nations need to make a step forward in the quality of plural representation that makes minorities seen and heard. This is the main reason why it is necessary to support the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.

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Lilia Puig, Argentine democracy activist and politician of the Union Cívica Radical, currently Member of the Mercosur Parliament, 2019

Week of Action

WPN_LOGO__NO_DATE_FINAL 150x214The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly supports the Global Week of Action for a World Parliament that is celebrated annually in October.

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