Argentine legislator Fernando Iglesias proposes a UN Parliamentary Assembly in speech, further talks in TokyoThe Argentine legislator and Co-President of the World Federalist Movement (WFM), Fernando Iglesias, held the keynote speech at the annual congress of WFM-Japan in Tokyo on May 30th. Mr. Iglesias, who […]
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the need for a UN Parliamentary Assembly that can address human security and other global issues of direct concern to the people around the world more directly than other organs of the United Nations. The existing UN General Assembly and the Security Council represent the executive branch of sovereign states that are primarily concerned with national security and interests. The world needs to transcend the Westphalian system of independent states to a world federation to deal with global issues such as coronavirus pandemic, climate change, arms proliferation and international terrorism by the norms and standards set by its Parliamentary Assembly.
Sukehiro Hasegawa, Chair, Japanese Commission on Global Governance, President of the Global Peacebuidling Association of Japan, and Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for Timor-Leste (2004-2006), 2020
I support the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. For a better world order we need a World Parliament now!
Toshiki Kaifu, President of the World Federalist Movement-Japan and 76th and 77th Prime Minister of Japan