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, 682 current and 1047 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.

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In 2020, the UN will be 75 years old. This may be a good moment to analyse at a summit some institutional changes necessary to increase its legitimacy and effectiveness, such as the reform of the Security Council to make it more representative and limit the use of the vetoes of the great powers, or the establishment of a parliamentary assembly, thus strengthening the role of civil society and the democratic dimension of the multilateral system.

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Josep Borrell, Foreign Minister of Spain and former President of the European Parliament, in the newspaper El País, December 2018

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Members of Parliament

from 135 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Latest supporters

Lars Reinhofer, Germany — chris latchem, Canada — Carlo Giovale, United Kingdom — Jack Campbell, New Zealand — Carl Moore, Germany — Jack Hu, United Kingdom — Augusto Lopez Claros, Spain — Ulrike Talkner, Germany — Rainer Tappert, Germany — Rebecca Reilly, United Kingdom

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