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Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly receives Good Lobby Award

17 December 2019

At an award ceremony in Brussels the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) received the second prize in the category “non-governmental organizations of the year” in The Good Lobby Awards 2019. The founder of The Good Lobby Awards, Alberto Alemanno, commented that the UNPA campaign advocates “the sort of democratic innovations the world urgently needs”.


Seminar on a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in Paris

25 November 2019

“Democratize globalization”: exchanges and proposals in Paris on September 21, 2019, the International Day of Peace / Organized by the Union of European Federalists-France in collaboration with Democracy Without Borders, a seminar on “Democratizing globalization with the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly?” was held in Paris.


New York: People’s Assembly calls for better participation and representation at the UN

26 September 2019

An alternative People’s Assembly on the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals was held in parallel to the high-level debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly and the UN’s SDG Summit in New York. Among other things, the conference called for the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly.


Australian government should push for a parliamentary UN body, says citizens group

09 September 2019

A UN Parliamentary Assembly to support global democracy / Proposal presented in Canberra / Following an expert symposium on UN reform in Canberra, the World Citizens Association of Australia called on the Morrison government and the opposition to endorse the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.


First model UN Parliamentary Assembly held in Buenos Aires

29 August 2019

With a focus on preservation and conservation of the environment, university students participated in a simulation of a session of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly hosted by the Argentine Congress.


Together 2030 civil society coalition endorses a UN Parliamentary Assembly

14 June 2019

According to a position paper published ahead of the High Level Political Forum in July by Together 2030, an international coalition of more than 700 civil society organizations, over three years into the implementation of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, “focused efforts to leave no one behind remain insufficient”. Among other things, the paper recommended the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly.


Creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly discussed at visit in Japan

10 June 2019

The 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 is also a Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Group for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), proposed the establishment of a UNPA as a concrete step to address the world organization’s democratic deficit.


Amre Moussa: Parliamentary Assembly can help support UN and multilateralism

13 May 2019

The former senior Egyptian diplomat and presidential candidate Amre Moussa joined the call for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, in short UNPA. According to a statement published by the international campaign for a UNPA in Berlin, he said that the UN’s Security Council is “incapable of fulfilling its duty”.


Parliamentary involvement at the UN raised at peace forum in South Korea

15 February 2019

The need of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly was raised at an international peace forum organized by civil society in South Korea from 9-11 February 2019. Bringing together participants from all over the world, the PyeongChang Global Peace Forum the purpose of one of the event’s 19 panels was to discuss an action agenda on United Nations reform in view of the UN’s 75th anniversary in 2020.