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 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
By Rene Wadlow | June 24, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
In what was almost a "Pinochet moment" in South Africa, the NGO Southern African Litigation Centre requested a South African court to serve two International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. The South African Supreme Court issued an order that Bashir not leave the country until the court decided on the validity of the request. The president had been in Johannesburg, South [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | June 22, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
Visions of beauty for mankind to seeThe Present's place in the Eternal scheme,And point which way to turn Life's undeciding stream.              —"Holyrood," a 1908 poem by Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley (June 22, 1887 - Feb. 14, 1975) was the founding Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Although he was elected for reasons of geographic balance for only a two- [...] Read More