Global Democracy & Governance

How might the people of our world work with one another to govern ourselves more effectively on a global level? Are there alternatives to current practices that result in war, extreme poverty, and the unchecked power and influence of wealthy transnational corporations?

We envision and advocate for enhanced global governance, including stages toward an eventual united federation of nations. Certain institutional innovations inside and outside the United Nations could in the meantime help avert armed conflict, finance environmental restoration, and empower civil society’s voice in global decision-making.

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By Tad Daley | April 15, 2015 - 4:03pm EDT
​Today, April 15, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. He was shot shortly after 10 PM on the night of April 14th, 1865, inside Ford's Theatre, then was carried across the street: 10th Street, between E and F, NW, to the Petersen boarding house, where he expired at 7:22 AM the next morning. Since I live in Washington, DC, and since I am usually a bit of a night owl, I spent some time there last [...] Read More
By Donna Park | April 08, 2015 - 12:10pm EDT
Dear Jake, I am proud to say that words my Cincinnati team wrote to share at the 2014 Greater Cincinnati World Peace Festival have been posted on the website. The title is Embracing a United Federation of Nations and you can find it here. The text begins with our vision of a world at peace, where all people have the Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Many great thinkers, including [...] Read More
By Jennifer Welden | March 06, 2015 - 10:00am EST
On February 23rd, the United Nations Security Council held a debate on the Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter. There, US Ambassador Samantha Power made a plea for the Council, and the UN, to reaffirm its commitment to the principles laid out in the Charter. Most importantly, she urged the council to "recommit ourselves to these people – individuals in every one of our states whose basic dignity the Charter is [...] Read More