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, 683 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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It appears only natural that the UN subscribes to the democratic principles it has so far stood to advocate, both in spirit and form. With a world parliament at the helm of the UN, the real benefits of a truly democratically structured institution can be realized for all member states, big or small, through the peoples’ mandated representatives directly. It is time for a UN Parliamentary Assembly.

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Sangay Khandu, Member of Parliament, Bhutan, 2012

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Members of Parliament

from 135 countries endorse the campaign (current and former)

Latest supporters

Rashed Khalid, United States — Zander Roumeliotis, Australia — Hiroaki Shiota, Japan — Susumu Hamamura, Japan — Hiroyuki Konishi, Japan — Robin Buxton, United Kingdom — Rosalind Irving, Canada — Giovanni Pampanini, Italy — Dave Lowe, Canada — Georgette Legal, Canada

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