A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
For many years WFM/IGP has promoted and sponsored the creation of a Parliamentary Assembly alongside the General Assembly of the UN as the voice of “we the peoples of the United Nations” rather than just the states members. This has been ably pursued by Andreas Bummel, an active member of WFM/IGP and Democracy Without Borders.
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. Everybody who is affected by a decision of a public institution in a direct and fundamental way should have the opportunity to democratically participate in the decision-making process. According to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, democratic elections are the foundation of legitimate government authority. This right to democracy transcends national boundaries because in the era of globalization major public decisions are more and more being taken beyond the nation-state. Democracy Without Borders supports global democracy and a holistic approach to democratic promotion that spans from the local to the global levels and at the same time embraces the dimensions of representation, participation, deliberation and co-decision. A key objective is a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN.