UN Parliamentary Assembly Group

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UN Parliamentary Assembly Group

This is an open group focused on the campaign for citizens' representation at the UN. The goal is to begin with an advisory body associated with the UN - a citizens' watchdog with clout - that gradually transitions into a world parliament.

Website: http://unpacampaign.org
Members: 158
Latest Activity: Apr 29

Five hundred lawmakers call for world parliament

Little more than a year after its launch, an international campaign to bring democracy to the United Nations has achieved a landmark.

“Over 500 members of parliament from over 80 countries have now joined the international Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, or UNPA,” said Andreas Bummel, head of the UNPA Campaign Secretariat, headquartered in Berlin. “The enthusiastic response of these politicians demonstrates that lawmakers elected at the national level readily appreciate the logic of having elected representatives at the global level and now want to take action,” he added.

The UNPA's parliamentary endorsers (including Canada's Roméo Dallaire) have all signed the campaign's appeal (viewable at http://en.unpacampaign.org/appeal/index.php) which asserts that solutions to the world's major economic, environmental, humanitarian and other problems require that "all human beings engage in collaborative efforts,” including "a gradual implementation of democratic participation and representation on the global level.”

"The means to achieve this," says Fernando Iglesias, a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and the Latin American regional parliament "is an elected body at the UN."

In addition to the support of 519 current parliamentarians, the UNPA campaign has been endorsed by the European Parliament, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian House of Commons, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Pan-African Parliament and (most recently) the Latin American Parliament's Commission on Political Affairs.

The appeal was initiated by an international campaign launched in May 2007. The UN Parliamentary Assembly could be established as a consultative body, without requiring UN Charter reform. It would initially be composed of national and regional parliamentarians but at a later stage become a directly elected body.

"Anyone who believes in a more democratic world can sign the appeal by visiting www.unpacampaign.org," says Fergus Watt, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement-Canada, a member of the UNPA Campaign steering committee. According to Watt, "a United Nations Parliamentay Assembly would help foster a sense of global community and create a powerful constituency for a United Nations system better equipped to tackle the many challenges ahead."

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Comment by ocwa simon peter on July 23, 2010 at 2:52pm
I believe in peace and that is what we should all aspire to achieve. Therefore initiatives aimed at peace building and promoting reconciliation is what we stand for and believe that we all promote such initiatives.

thanks
simon
simonie2008@yahoo.co.uk
Comment by Nazar Hilal on July 13, 2010 at 3:17pm
I strongly support the initiative. It is the right thing to do for peace around the world.
Comment by cosmas amwayi on July 2, 2010 at 1:37pm
I tender my sincere thanks to all members of United Nations Assembly Campaign Group for your commitment and effort to preach democracy and peaceful resolution to conflict around the globe and believe that we are all one with a common destination and intertwined with common chain of humanity and if guided by the principles of truth and committed to work closely with all professionals and talented persons in reconciliation, no doubt we are going make the world a safe place to live.
Thank you
Cosmas Amwayi
cosby20032001@yahoo.co.uk
Comment by B.J.Cukali on April 22, 2010 at 11:07pm
I appreciate the initiative to get all together power
and support to give the UN the real force and
great effort of the nations representative which give the
aspiration dedication and professionalism to the solution
of conflicts and the democracy development of all nations

I would like to give my support and vote on that
Comment by Tony Fleming on April 9, 2010 at 7:57pm
Hello Anup -- please join us by endorsing the Appeal at http://en.unpacampaign.org/endorse/index.php and by becoming a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unpacampaign. You can connect with others there to take action.
Comment by Anup Pradhan on April 8, 2010 at 10:40pm
I want Join in
Comment by Prince Godwin Korieocha on February 7, 2010 at 6:41pm
The call for UN Parliamentary Assembly it’s a welcome development.
Comment by Abdullahi Adam on January 6, 2010 at 11:51am
The understanding of the dichotomy between "Global Government" and "Global Governance" is imperative for equal representation in "Global Democracy". The United Nation needs the active participation of all.
Comment by Tony Fleming on December 30, 2009 at 3:54am
Great to see the support for the Campaign here. I work closely with the Campaign on its social media outreach and am happy to discover this group up and running.

For those who have not yet discovered it and would like to join, the Campaign's official Facebook group is at http://www.facebook.com/unpacampaign and our Twitter feed is at http://www.twitter.com/unpacampaign.

(We have partially reached our goal of 2000 Facebook supporters by the end of this year - we're currently just over 1500. If you can help by becoming a fan yourself and inviting friends and colleagues who may be interested, it might help push us over the top in the new few days.)

Feel free to post any comment, questions, ideas on the Facebook page.

best,
Tony Fleming
 

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