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 […]

On Tuesday, 18 February, the Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global governance”, hosted by the European Parliament's Vice-Presidents Miguel Angel Martínez and Othmar Karas in Brussels, focused on the "role of parliamentarism in an increasingly connected world" and the question whether "current forms of […]

In the past five months since we last posted an overview of new supportive statements on a UN Parliamentary Assembly, many more have accumulated. If you follow this blog, you've already seen some of the extraordinary statements made on the occasion of the 5th International […]

On Tuesday last week, 31 January, the Manifesto for Global Democracy was presented in Paris at an event held at the university Sciences-Po which was attended by around 150 people including students of political sciences and international relations and several civil society activists. The speakers […]

In this latest interview in our series I am talking to Don Davies, a member of parliament for the New Democratic Party in Canada. Don was one of the initial signatories of the international appeal for the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly that was […]

On the occasion of the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda Christophe Denis Hategekimana points out that a UN Parliamentary Assembly representing the world's citizens could help to deliver on the promise of "Never Again!" The author and other activists are about to establish […]

Over 160 young delegates from sections of the Young European Federalists (JEF) coming from all over Europe gathered in Paris on 1-3 November 2013 for the organization's XXII. European Congress. Seven months ahead of the European elections, JEF adopted a renewed political platform stating the […]