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.

Latest Campaigns

If you feel that our current political system is inadequate to deal with growing global challenges, you are not alone!
A UN Rapid Deployment Force will allow the United Nations to protect civilians and undertake humanitarian missions more quickly, saving more lives.
A Safer World Begins in Your Congressional District.

Blogs & Updates

By Jennifer Welden | July 20, 2015 - 4:00pm EDT
Having just crossed the border from Italy to France, my train stops at the next station for longer than the usual five-minute interval. Police board the train; I take out my passport, which has become habit at this point. The woman sitting next to me, a French native who has lived in Italy in for the last 20 years, leans over. “They are checking for illegal migrants,” she says. “Sometimes they hide in the bathrooms.” [...] Read More
By Alex Dragovich | July 01, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
I consider myself a pretty culturally diverse person. I was raised as Serbian-American, and I remain highly involved in this community today. You can ask my friends. I have always been playfully teased about my “obsession” with being a Serb, inviting them to “crazy Serb” events, and forcing them to try my mother’s food.  My connection to my ethnicity inspired me to love and appreciate learning about others. I chose to [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | June 26, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
June 26 is the anniversary date of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.  While UN Day is usually celebrated October 24 when the UN Charter came into force after ratification by States—especially the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council—it was June 26 that the Charter was presented to the world. As a friend noted, "I prefer to celebrate the birth and not the baptism [...] Read More