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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Syrian Refugee Camp (Photo courtesy of Huffington Post)
December 10, 2014 - 10:00am EST
Since the start of the horrendous civil war attempting to overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria, the neighbors of Syria—Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in particular—have seen endless lines of refugees cross their borders seeking safety. Many travel night and day to reach these countries. Their faces tell the story of war; fatigued, exhausted, broken, these refugees arrive in overcrowded camps that are unprepared to [...] Read More
December 05, 2014 - 12:00pm EST
It’s probably not too much to ask that a prospective ambassador know a little bit about the country they want to work in, right? Or that they actually have been to that country? Well, apparently it is. Recent Senate confirmations have put Colleen Bell and Noah Mamet in Hungary and Argentina respectively as US ambassadors. One would think that they are diplomats of some sort, with prestige and experience in the country in [...] Read More
UN peacekeeper with refugee women and babies in Darfur
December 05, 2014 - 10:00am EST
The UN General Assembly has designated 5 December as International Volunteer Day: a celebration of the role of volunteers who promote UN values and goals. The term “volunteer” is somewhat dated. With the end of compulsory military service in many countries, almost everyone is a “volunteer” in what she or he chooses to do. Today, the term “civil society” is more often used, although in practice, most UN cooperation is [...] Read More