Director: Andreas Bummel
Andreas Bummel is co-founder and director of the international Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (CEUNPA)
We support a vigorous worldwide Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (CEUNPA), led by Andreas Bummel and the Committee for a Democratic UN (KDUN) in Germany. The idea is to begin curing the “democratic deficit” at the UN by establishing an assembly of representatives from parliaments around the globe, to advise the General Assembly. The hope is that the UNPA will evolve over time into a genuine elected global parliament, in a similar way to the European Parliament. The idea has been endorsed by the principal regional parliaments, the European Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament, and the South American Parliament MERCOSUR, but by very few national parliaments as yet.
We endorse this campaign wholeheartedly. Bob Brown, the former leader of the Green party, has twice proposed in the Senate that the Australian parliament should endorse CEUNPA, but neither major party was willing to debate the issue seriously.
In 2012 we organized a Symposium on the issue, jointly with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, which featured Bob Brown as keynote speaker.
“ÏS DEMOCRATIC GLOBAL GOVERNANCE POSSIBLE?”
Friday June 15th, 8.45 am – 1 pm
Old Geology Lecture Theatre
University of Sydney