Supporters

The creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly is supported by a broad range of individuals and institutions from more than 150 countries.

Individual supporters include politicians, former UN officials, distinguished scholars, cultural innovators, representatives of civil society organizations, and many committed citizens from all walks of life.

In particular, 749 current and 1095 former members of parliament across principal party lines have endorsed the campaign to date. The sitting MPs represent an estimated 119 million people. Supporters also include current and former heads of state, foreign ministers, Nobel laureates, and over 400 professors, including from world-leading universities.

Institutions that have expressed support include numerous civil society organizations, parliaments, international parliamentary assemblies and party networks. For instance, the Pan-African Parliament, the European Parliament, the Latin-American Parliament and the Parliament of Mercosur have adopted resolutions – as have the Socialist International, the Liberal International, or the Green World Congress.

An international survey conducted in 2004/5 in 18 countries showed an average support of 63% while only 20% opposed.

Voices

A UN Parliamentary Assembly would increase the likelihood that the powerless can come together and publicly criticize oppression, racism, slavery, environmental damage, poverty and most of all a lack of education and participation. It would enable them to blow the whistle and make governments and international institutions more accountable.

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Hanno Schedler, Asia/Africa Department of the Society for Threatened Peoples, 2013

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Members of Parliament

from 137 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Latest supporters

Marko Raidza, Zimbabwe — Isak Edqvist, Sweden — Marcus Norlin, Sweden — Johan Tufvesson, Sweden — Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden — Sarah Blomén, Sweden — Lovisa Silfverlood, Sweden — Ingrid Lengberg, Sweden — Victor Souza, Sweden — Håkan Sundin, Sweden

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