United Nations: EU Lawmakers call for Democratization through a Parliamentary Assembly

9. June 2005

In a resolution on UN reform the European Parliament (EP) called for the democratization of the world organization through a Parliamentary Assembly. The new assembly "would increase the democratic profile and internal democratic process" of the United Nations. The EU countries could resume a leading role to establish a UN parliament, similar to their leadership in the establishment of the International Criminal Court, said the Commitee for a Democratic UN. The EP resolution is an important step in this direction.