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Update: UN Parliamentary Assembly Campaign

pdf available by Andreas Bummel Over 1,500 current and former members of parliament and numerous UN experts support the proposal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly. On July 4 the European Parliament (EP) voted to accept a report from its Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) that provides a set of recommendations to the Council of the […]

Update from the Campaign for a UNPA

In a very positive step forward in the campaign, this month the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the following language in their Draft European Parliament Recommendation to the Council on the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly: “to advocate the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) within the UN system in […]

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), in Canada and internationally

Recently, with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers, WFMC has renewed its efforts to gain endorsements from Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators of the UNPA appeal. The number of Canadian parliamentarian endorsers currently stands at 50. If you would like to volunteer to contact parliamentarians and ask them to endorse the appeal, please email […]

UN HRC Expert calls for Parliamentary Assembly

The UN Human Rights Council’s Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, presented his seventh and final report at the HRC’s 37th session taking place this month in Geneva. The report surveys highlights from his previous reports to the Council and UN General Assembly. Among the many issues he […]

TakeAction for February 2018: The Canadian campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Prior to the 2015 federal election, 72 MPs and Senators supported the international appeal calling for establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. WFMC has initiated a campaign to increase Canadian parliamentary support for establishing a parliamentary assembly at the UN. A UNPA is considered a practical step toward the democratization of global governance […]

TakeAction for January 2018: The Canadian campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

WFM-Canada has initiated a campaign to increase Canadian parliamentary support for establishing a parliamentary assembly at the UN. A UNPA is considered a practical step toward the democratization of global governance and would be a catalyst for further UN reforms. The latest update on the international campaign is available in the latest issue of Mondial. Prior […]

Update: The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (December 2017)

by Lisa Schüller, UNPA Campaign Program Associate, New York The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) has recorded numerous positive developments since May 2017. A significant milestone was reached in August when the 1500th member of parliament endorsed the campaign. On this occasion, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs of […]

Supporting the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Last winter a number of WFMC members and supporters contributed to the advocacy around the longstanding campaign to encourage Canadian parliamentarians to endorse the proposal for United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Together we were successful in increasing the number of Canadian parliamentarians who support a UNPA from 33 MPs and Senators to the present 54. […]

Update: The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (June 2017)

pdf available Ten years ago the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) was launched to advocate democratic representation of the world’s citizens at the United Nations. Usually, UN bodies are composed of officials who are appointed by the executive branches of national governments. By contrast, a UNPA would for the first time give […]

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

14 World Federalists from across Canada have answered a call for help in a campaign to build support among Canadian parliamentarians for the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. The international UNPA campaign relies especially on support from individual parliamentarians to build momentum and support for the In Canada’s last parliament 72 […]

WFMC News for January 2017

Check out WFMC’s monthly news, including Canada and Peacekeeping: Still missing in action WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression WFMC – Montreal to host post-holiday luncheon Canadian Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: Help Wanted

Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

pdf available In Canada and internationally, the campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) continues to make steady progress. In Canada, the number of parliamentarians in the current parliament who support the UNPA now stands at 45. This fall the WFMC national office sent MPs and Senators personalized letters inviting their endorsement of the […]

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly – HELP WANTED!

In Canada’s last Parliament, 72 MPs and Senators supported the international appeal calling for establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. Following the election, and turnover in the Senate, that number is now less than 40. A UNPA is considered a practical step toward the democratization of global governance and would be a […]

Has your MP endorsed the Appeal for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly?

Globalization, information technologies and the need for improvements to global governance across a range of issues have made the system of international organizations based on sovereign nation-states outdated. How can we address the global democratic deficit? Wide cross-sections of the public do not feel sufficiently represented by their government in international institutions and negotiation processes. […]

Pan-African Parliament calls for UN Parliamentary Assembly

WFM – Canada is an active member of the international Campaign to Establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. Earlier this month the plenary of the Pan-African Parliament adopted a strong resolution in support of the creating a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN. The full text of the resolution is available at the UNPA […]