Proposal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly presented at Parliament of Catalonia

26. March 2014

Foreign Affairs Commission of the regional parliament considers a resolution

On Friday, March 21, a local campaign group promoting the creation of United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in Spain presented the proposal to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the regional Parliament of Catalonia.

Supporters of the UNPA Campaign after the presentation in the Catalan Parliament
Image: WDGpa

The presentation was well attended by all large political groups represented in the parliament and also by supporters of the campaign who demonstrated the interest that civil society has in the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA.

The president of the World Democratic Governance project association, WDGpa, Josep Xercavins, and the coordinator of the UNPA campaign in Spain, Joan Marc Simon, briefed the deputies about the origins and raison d'être of the campaign. Furthermore, a proposal for a resolution to be approved by the plenary of the Catalan Parliament was presented.

The participating representatives of all political groups expressed their interest in the campaign, agreed to support it, and said that they will try to have a resolution approved by the Catalan Parliament as soon as possible.

Joan Marc Simon stated that after the Catalan Parliament adopts a resolution, the UNPA campaign will aim at bringing the issue to the Spanish Parliament in Madrid.

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20 March 2013: Presentation of the UNPA Campaign in Barcelona

25 June 2012: New association to push for Spain’s support of a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Top image: Presentation of the UNPA to the Foreign Affairs Commission, by WDGpa

Tags: Catalonia