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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Voice of America: We Want Willkie, Wendell Willkie Poster Stamp (Courtesy of
January 22, 2015 - 10:00am EST
 Progress results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. --Russell Davenport With the US presidential campaign preliminaries already being discussed in the Democratic and Republican parties, it may be useful to recall one of the most innovative of campaign strategists: Russell Davenport, the spirit behind those chanting “We want Willkie [...] Read More
January 08, 2015 - 12:00pm EST
As 2014 drew to a close, we said goodbye to a beloved global citizen. Walter F. Hoffmann, prominent civil rights attorney and tireless advocate for world peace, died at age 90 on Wednesday, December 31.  Passionate for UN reform, Walter was a member of World Peace Through Law, founder of the Campaign For UN Reform, the Center for UN Reform Education, and Executive Director of the World Federalist Association in [...] Read More
January 02, 2015 - 10:45am EST
2014 has been quite a year: from climate change to the World Cup to the recent revelations about the US’s torture strategies, it is clear that we still have a ways to go. And while it is easy to remain cynical as we enter a new year, there is still room for hope. The same problems may not, in fact, have the same solutions (or lack thereof) in 2015. Take climate change. We have already seen advances in technology that are [...] Read More