From next month on, the international community will actively engage with the seven men and women who have put their names forward as candidates for UN Secretary-General. The manner of the engagement will be unprecedented. For the first time, member states of the UN General […]

Secretariat, 29. mars 2016

Several Parliamentarians in Malaysia have already signed the appeal for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. This was a good basis for the UNPA campaign's representative Rasmus Tenbergen to initiate talks with supporters from the government party and the opposition during his visit to Kuala Lumpur […]

At a meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels former lawmakers from across Europe adopted a declaration on "the challenges of democracy in the age of globalization." Delegates from 15 countries who represented the members of the European Association of Former Parliamentarians of the member […]

Over the past several months, the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly has gained momentum among former members of the United States Congress. Recent endorsers include former members of the House of Representatives Patricia Schroeder, Donald M. Fraser, John B. Anderson, and William Frenzel. In […]

International politics recently visited Canberra as representatives of various nations and organisations met at the Australian National University to discuss pressing global issues. Tensions occasionally boiled over as motions were debated rigorously. After the event, diplomats returned to their dorms, share houses, and other forms […]

Activists around the world are preparing for a second Global Week of Action for a World Parliament that is scheduled to take place this year from 17-26 October 2014. During the week of action, citizens, civil society, and grassroots movements are called upon to organize […]

For over a decade, the Great Transition Initiative has advanced a visionary scenario of a future rooted in human solidarity, well-being for all, and ecological sustainability. It now enters a new phase with renewed energy and heightened sense of urgency. Its new website serves as […]

In the course of 2014 so far, 52 members of parliaments from 11 different countries have signed the international appeal for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA. The signatories come from Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ghana, Germany, Malaysia, New Zeeland and Tunisia. In […]

In this address delivered at the annual assembly of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, PNND, in Washington D.C. on February 26, 2014, former Canadian Senator Douglas Roche argues that the debate on nuclear disarmament is reaching a new potency and that the diplomatic process […]

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum that has held its first international conference from 27 to 29 November 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels has emphasized the need "that the gender dimension will be taken into consideration" in the efforts for the establishment of […]