Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
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 Democracy Without Borders organization based 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.
Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (CEUNPA)