Model Global Parliament Program
Patron: Peter Mousaferiadis
Peter Mousaferiadis is founder and CEO of Cultural Infusion, a social organization promoting greater cultural harmony worldwide.
Director: Pera Wells
Pera Wells is a former Australian diplomat, and former Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
A series of model global parliaments is being organized around Australia on the initiative of Pera Wells. They are proving to be a great success, and very popular. The aims are:
A Model Global Parliament
- To publicize the idea of democratic global governance
- To give students practical experience in standing up and debating some of the vital issues concerning our global village
- To make students think about global issues, and how to deal with them.
simulates a democratically constituted global forum for both geopolitical regions and existing globally significant non-governmental networks to work together in identifying global problems and seeking practical and attainable solutions to them.
We see it essentially as an educational platform for students to learn to think and talk together about global issues, using parliamentary procedures. It is an imaginative creation, quite separate from the United Nations or any other international organization. It is intended to enable students to explore new ways of addressing the evident gaps in democratic global governance arrangements and to present, contest and enact ideas about how to shape the future for the benefit of a better world for all living things.
We have decided to set up permanent committees to run the MGP program, a national committee and state committees in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The following interim committee(s) were appointed:
Chair Kelly Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Grace Strous email@example.com
Chair Isobel Healey firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Relations Mia Herrman email@example.com
Research Anne Hu firstname.lastname@example.org
Logistics Vivienne Davies email@example.com
Committees in Canberra and Melbourne remain to be recruited
Reports on past Model Global Parliaments
The Model Global Parliament website may be found here,
and the Facebook page here
(Last updated November 2017)