Joan Marc Simon, 27. October 2013

Today the world is a different place from the days when the United Nations was born. This is why the answer to democratise that hallowed meeting ground of states is the establishment of a UN parliamentary assembly, writes Joan Marc Simon Globalisation is at its […]

As global interdependence and international cooperation grow stronger, the requirements to achieve public acceptance and trust in global governance increase, argues Elmar Brok, the chairman of the European Parliament's Commission on Foreign Affairs in this piece. A UN Parliamentary Assembly, he writes, would be a […]

The 5th International Meeting on a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly that was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 16/17 October 2013 (see our report here) included a special consultation with the UN's Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International […]

On the occasion of the 5th International Meeting on a UN Parliamentary Assembly that started yesterday in Brussels with sessions in the European Parliament, the European Parliament's President Martin Schulz issued the following greetings to the participants: On the occasion of the 5th International Meeting […]

Since our last post in August, we have collected and published further statements in support of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. On 31 August, the Norwegian sociologist and mathematician Johan Galtung who is considered to be a founder of the discipline of peace studies said: […]

Isabella Lövin has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009, representing the Swedish Green Party. She is the team leader on the fisheries committee for the Greens in the parliament and she also serves as a member of the development committee. Mrs Lövin […]

Ahead of the general elections in Germany on 22 September, an initiative calls on German voters to cede their vote to citizens in other countries. Activists of the campaign “Electoral Rebellion” argue that everywhere in the world people are affected by policies that were not […]

A United Nations handbook on the role of parliamentarians in the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification that was published at the end of July (see PDF here) suggests that parliamentarians involved in the process "could play a leadership role" in the establishment […]

Today we are talking to Professor Johan Galtung, a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, serving as its director until 1970, and established the Journal of Peace Research […]

On 27 July 2013, around 50 students from over 30 countries met in the House of Representatives at Old Parliament House to hold an inaugural Model Global Parliament in Canberra. A report from Nicolás H. Martins and Sandesh Silpakar. The increasing connectivity among nations from […]