Protest against indifference and war / Platform includes call for a UN Parliamentary AssemblyOver 100,000 people participated in a peace march from Perugia to Assisi, two municipalities in the center of Italy, around 170 kilometer North of Rome. It was the biggest peace rally in […]
Events in the Italian Senate feature a manifesto for global democracy and the proposal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly Experts on global democracy and Italian politicians gathered in Rome on September 11 at two events in the premises of the Senate to present a "Manifesto […]
Next week on Tuesday, September 11, two exciting events on global democracy will take place in Rome, gathering some of the world's leading experts on the subject. The first event at 12:00 is a public debate on the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly […]
Faced with the globalization of economy and finance, the mounting imbalance in the distribution of wealth, or asymmetric threats to international security, the answer that is provided by the cooperation of nation-states is often no longer enough. There's an increased urgency that political institutions and instruments of participation and democracy also go through a process of globalization. That's why I support the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly.
Federica Mogherini, Member of Parliament and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy, since November 2014 High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, 2013
The time is right to put into practice the principle "That which concerns everyone must be decided by everyone." The Security Council – with the five permanent members’ power of veto – more often than not serves only to block decisions adverse to those five, or even only one of them. Where really is democracy in the world today? We need a World Parliament which effectively represents all the peoples of the Earth.
Mario Capanna, Italian politician and writer, President of the Genetic Rights Foundation in Rome, 2010