Supporters

The creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly is supported by a broad range of individuals and institutions from more than 150 countries.

Individual supporters include politicians, former UN officials, distinguished scholars, cultural innovators, representatives of civil society organizations, and many committed citizens from all walks of life.

In particular, 654 current and 895 former members of parliament across principal party lines have endorsed the campaign to date. The sitting MPs represent an estimated 119 million people. Supporters also include current and former heads of state, foreign ministers, Nobel laureates, and over 400 professors, including from world-leading universities.

Institutions that have expressed support include numerous civil society organizations, parliaments, international parliamentary assemblies and party networks. For instance, the Pan-African Parliament, the European Parliament, the Latin-American Parliament and the Parliament of Mercosur have adopted resolutions – as have the Socialist International, the Liberal International, or the Green World Congress.

An international survey conducted in 2004/5 in 18 countries showed an average support of 63% while only 20% opposed.

Voices

A global parliamentary body elected by and accountable to the world's citizens would increase understanding and solidarity across national borders in an unprecedented way and would contribute to the emergence of a real democratic world community. As a first step, a UN Parliamentary Assembly should be established.

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Kansei Nakano, Former Vice-Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives, 2013

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Members of Parliament

from 122 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Latest supporters

Boris Safner, Germany — Luciano Lorenzi, Italy — Munawar Ali Shahid, Germany — Achyuta Samanta, India — Nik Gugger, Switzerland — Shahab Rasta, Iran — Itamar Volk, Israel — Daniel Demaret, Sweden — Jonathan Sippel, Germany — Thameur Idriss, Tunisia

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