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Barcelona

Government of Catalonia endorses a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

16 March 2015 | Officials express support following a resolution of the Catalan parliament | The government of the Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia supports the international campaign for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. In a formal ceremony, the Catalan Director-General for foreign affairs, Roger Albinyana, and the Catalan Secretary for European Union affairs, Manuel Manonelles, signed a document stating the government's endorsement. The... Read more

Reykjavík

Parliament of Iceland to discuss support for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

11 March 2015 | Draft resolution introduced in the Alþingi | The Parliament of Iceland is going to deal with the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. A resolution supporting the efforts for such a new UN body of elected delegates was introduced last week by the former minister of the interior, Ögmundur Jónasson. If adopted, the Icelandic government would be called on to present the proposal to the United Nations and its Secretary-General. According... Read more

Kigali

Rwandan NGO calls for a UN Parliamentary Assembly as "a means to prevent genocide"

04 November 2014 | Events in Kigali / 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 | On the occasion of the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda, a newly established Rwandan civil society organization, Citizen Development Network, CDN, has called for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly as "a means to prevent genocide." The organization's president, Christophe Hategekimana, stated at an event in Kigali that "Though steps have been made... Read more

International

Call for a World Parliament reinforced at second Global Week of Action

03 November 2014 | Citizens in over forty locations around the world celebrate second Global Week of Action for a World Parliament | Between 17 and 26 October, the call for the establishment of a democratically elected global parliament took center stage again at events and actions around the world held on the occasion of the second Global Week of Action for a World Parliament. The week of action’s announcement declares that people across the world feel to be voiceless in global... Read more

New report

Civil society assessment of global governance: It's inefficient and undemocratic

27 June 2014 | Global governance “isn't working,” new report says, stresses urgent need of improved democratic participation | CIVICUS, a global non-governmental organization that identifies itself as world alliance for citizen participation, has released a new assessment of national and international government organizations. In detailing the recent turmoil that has driven a wedge between governments and citizens in countries like Brazil, Turkey, and Venezuela, the group determines... Read more

 

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