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 Don Kraus | May 20, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
We live in narrow times—a  time of Mitzrayim.* On one side, violence spreads like cancer. ISIL, Ukraine, Sudan, DRC, and too much more. Some of the violence is old. Some is new. But it eats at the slow-growing embryo of our oneness. On the other side, the climate that sustains humanity is in slow-motion collapse. Melting Arctic ice packs slow the Gulf Stream; destabilization of Antarctic glaciers adds to rising sea [...] Read More
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and the Iranian delegation at nuclear talks in Switzerland
By Jack Pearce | May 04, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The drama over a nuclear control deal with Iran displays the United States as a global visionary. We seek to bring a proud, powerful, and estranged nation back into the wider global community. At the same time, we would reduce the risks of nuclear war by imposing tight controls on bomb-making technologies. Some allies are horrified. Many conservative legislators are rebellious. Some intelligent commentators seem so mired [...] Read More
Current UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
By Tony Fleming | May 01, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The United Nations General Assembly convened this week to discuss specific proposals in selecting the organization’s top officer.   The Charter provides a rather uncomplicated process for electing the Secretary-General: appointment by the General Assembly upon nomination of the Security Council. There is no mention of the veto, term of office, or other criteria that have received criticism in recent years. Those [...] Read More