Canada: Foreign Affairs Committee recommends UN Parliamentary Assembly
In a report adopted on 9 June 2007, the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development under chairman Kevin Sorenson recommends that “the Parliament of Canada should give favourable consideration to the establishment of a United Nations ParliamentaryAssembly” (UNPA). The Committee thus reiterates after more than 10 years its support for a UNPA formulated in a different report in 1993. The new report of June includes a total of 28 recommendations which cover Canada’s contribution to development of democracy in the world. The Committee met with a wide range of experts, in Canada and various other countries, before drafting its report. Among the NGOs given the opportunity to give testimony was the World Federalist Movement-Canada which participates actively in the UNPA-Campaign. The report was tabled on 11 July.