Campaign supporters at Facebook team up

12. July 2009

Hundreds of members of the social media platform Facebook have teamed up in support of the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Around 1.000 have subscribed to a Facebook group which promotes this goal. Says Tony Fleming, one of the group founders: "Platforms such as Facebook are an excellent and easy way for people all over the world who share a common goal to get into touch. Our group has attracted many new supporters recently and we're only at the beginning." The campaign which coordinates pro-UNPA efforts internationally encourages its supporters to link up in social media networks and to promote the campaign there. "We will use Facebook in particular to facilitate a decentralized exchange among supporters and to strengthen the flow of information," says Andreas Bummel who leads the campaign's Secretariat. For this purpose supporters are now able to join a new Campaign page at Facebook which allows for informal communication and discussions.