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

Women and children are often the earliest victims of mass atrocities. Support a code of conduct limiting use of the veto against early intervention in these situations.
Do your neighbors have a say in climate legislation, income inequality, or the prevention of war?
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.


Blogs & Updates

Nobel, peace, Tunisia, prize, Arab Spring
By Victoria Barrow | October 12, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its contribution to democratizing the country. The group is made up of four civil society organizations: The Tunisian General Labour Union, The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, The Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.  The quartet, formed in 2013, organized a long and difficult [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | September 23, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
There is currently an active discussion among UN delegations in New York concerning how the next UN Secretary-General will be appointed in 2016. The discussions are likely to heat up as many heads of government come to New York in late September for a special summit to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. As chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Iran is likely to play a leadership role in the selection [...] Read More
Icons depicting the eight Millenium Development Goals
By Michael Curtin | September 16, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
In the last few weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the crises in China and the upheaval in the emerging markets. We have all felt the consequences of the global economic turmoil. The moral of this story: What happens abroad has significant ramifications here at home. It would behoove the American public to take note of this fact. This story is no different than the one that will soon play out at the United [...] Read More