On Tuesday, 18 February, the Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global governance”, hosted by the European Parliament's Vice-Presidents Miguel Angel Martínez and Othmar Karas in Brussels, focused on the "role of parliamentarism in an increasingly connected world" and the question whether "current forms of […]

In the past five months since we last posted an overview of new supportive statements on a UN Parliamentary Assembly, many more have accumulated. If you follow this blog, you've already seen some of the extraordinary statements made on the occasion of the 5th International […]

On Tuesday last week, 31 January, the Manifesto for Global Democracy was presented in Paris at an event held at the university Sciences-Po which was attended by around 150 people including students of political sciences and international relations and several civil society activists. The speakers […]

In this latest interview in our series I am talking to Don Davies, a member of parliament for the New Democratic Party in Canada. Don was one of the initial signatories of the international appeal for the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly that was […]

On the occasion of the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda Christophe Denis Hategekimana points out that a UN Parliamentary Assembly representing the world's citizens could help to deliver on the promise of "Never Again!" The author and other activists are about to establish […]

Over 160 young delegates from sections of the Young European Federalists (JEF) coming from all over Europe gathered in Paris on 1-3 November 2013 for the organization's XXII. European Congress. Seven months ahead of the European elections, JEF adopted a renewed political platform stating the […]

Some might think that a UN Parliamentary Assembly is an unrealistic, even utopian project. I guess that the International Criminal Court in The Hague once too was deemed a utopian endeavor. And now the court exists. There are a lot of debates about its work […]

Last month, the UN's independent expert on democracy, Alfred de Zayas, told the organistion's General Assembly that the UN should convene an international conference to debate the establishment of a World Parliamentary Assembly. Now it's the time for the EU to take a stand and […]

With the Global Week of Action for a World Parliament that was held for the first time this year from 17-24 October, a new citizens movement has started to emerge that supports the creation of a directly elected global assembly. The week's announcement that was […]

Joan Marc Simon has spent the last ten years working at the international level, running campaigns in the fields of governance and the environment. He coordinates the Zero Waste Europe network, is the Spanish coordinator of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) as well […]