Create a democratic world federation empowered to serve the common interest of humanity.
We are all global citizens because we share a common planet, universal human rights, and responsibilities towards each other. These inherent rights and responsibilities should become a reality for everyone.
The will of all people should be the basis for legitimate and accountable decision-making in global affairs.
A functioning global democratic society requires that every constituent of the global community practices democratic governance.
The freedom and autonomy of the individual, locality, and nation must be balanced with effective governance through layered, clearly defined responsibilities and rights.
All people, corporations, and governments must be subject to binding, enforceable world law. The principles of a world federation must be protected by a world constitution.
The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly is a global network of parliamentarians, non-governmental organizations, scholars, and dedicated citizens that advocates democratic representation of the world's citizens at the United Nations. A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA, for the first time would give elected citizen representatives, not only states, a direct and influential role in global policy.
“We the Peoples” is an international campaign of civil society organizations and citizens that calls for the creation of a United Nations World Citizens’ Initiative. The idea of a UN World Citizens’ Initiative is that if a certain number of global citizens endorses a citizen-launched initiative, UN bodies such as the General Assembly or the Security Council have to put the item on their agenda and give representatives of the initiative the floor to make their case.
1 for 7 Billion is a global campaign supported by organizations and individuals from all corners of the globe committed to getting the best UN Secretary-General. An open, transparent, and merit-based selection process offers the best chance to find the best Secretary-General. We need a process that sets out formal selection criteria and qualifications, meets modern practices, and exemplifies the UN's ideals.