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, 674 current and 867 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.

Statement

I propose to conceive of the international community as composed of, and constituted by, both states and citizens. This makes the idea of a world parliament indispensable. [Such an institution] would have relevant but rather limited competences and share these competences with the member states of the world organization.

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Jürgen Habermas, German philosopher, 2013

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Members of Parliament

from 122 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Latest supporters

Carin Ölmunger, Sweden — Razwan Nabin, Bangladesh — Rob Thistleton, United Kingdom — suzanne blomqvist, Sweden — Andreas Kreissl, Germany — sehrazat yazici, United States — Keiko Yokoyama, Japan — Greg Buening, United States — Daniel Attianesi, Brazil — Ian Martens, Canada

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