Five hundred lawmakers call for world parliament
The international Campaign for the Establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly now is supported by over 500 members of parliament from over 80 countries. "The enthusiastic response of these politicians demonstrates that lawmakers elected at the national level see the necessity of an elected body at the global level and that they now want to take action," said Andreas Bummel, head of the UNPA Campaign Secretariat, in a media release issued to highlight this milestone. The parliamentarians have signed the Campaign's appeal which recommends "a gradual implementation of democratic participation and representation on the global level" through a UN Parliamentary Assembly. The media release features comments of five elected representatives from Argentina, Spain, Canada, Nigeria and Belgium.