UN report: a UN Parliamentary Assembly could serve as a "citizens' advisory body"

25. March 2021

In a global consultation carried out by the United Nations in the course of 2020, citizens worldwide overwhelmingly expressed support of international cooperation but also raised the need for the United Nations to innovate and become more inclusive. ... more

Over 100 Japanese lawmakers call for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

17. December 2020

According to the Japanese Parliamentary Group for World Federation, more than 100 members of the Japanese House of Representatives and the House of Councillors, the two chambers of the National Diet, in recent weeks endorsed an international call ... more

The UN at 75: United Nations Parliamentary Assembly "more important than ever"

22. September 2020

New study recommends a UN Parliamentary AssemblyOn the occasion of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) that started last week in New York, a study published by Democracy Without Borders recommends the establishment of a ... 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 135 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Voices

As we face a whole range of unresolved global problems, many of them casting a shadow over the future of our species, we urgently need to revitalize our mechanisms of international cooperation. At the center of this is the transformation of the United Nations into a problem-solving organization and, without doubt, the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly would be a powerful catalyst to enable the UN to live up to the ideals on which it was founded, delivering peace, security and prosperity for all.

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Augusto Lopez-Claros, international economist, chair of the Global Governance Forum and co-author of "Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century" (Cambridge University Press, 2020), 2021

Award-winning

The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly received the 2nd prize in the NGO category in The Good Lobby Awards 2019 for advocating "the sort of democratic innovations the world urgently needs."