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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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.

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Protect our earth from nuclear weapons
By Rene Wadlow | July 19, 2017 - 3:34pm EDT
On 7 July 2017, at the United Nations in New York, a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was voted by 122 Member States, one Member State, the Netherlands, voted against, and one Member State, Singapore, abstained.  The nuclear-weapon States did not participate in the drafting of the Treaty. Immediately after the positive vote, the delegations of the USA, the United Kingdom, and France issued a joint press [...] Read More
Earth as seen from outer space.
By | July 06, 2017 - 9:00pm EDT
These are self-evident truths: That all humans are a single family living on a fragile and endangered planet whose life support systems must  remain intact if we are to survive; That the well-being of the planet and the well-being of humanity are one and the same; That the well-being of each requires the well-being of all—security is common; That all humans have a natural right to peace and a healthy planet; That all war [...] Read More
Universal Children's Day Celebration in Civilian Protection Site Juba, South Sudan
By Rene Wadlow | June 12, 2017 - 3:34am EDT
12 June is a red letter day on the UN agenda of events as the World Day Against Child Labor.  It marks the 12 June arrival in 1998 of hundreds of children in Geneva, part of the Global March against Child Labour that had crossed a 100 countries to present their plight to the International Labor Organization (ILO). “We are hurting, and you can help us” was their message to the assembled International Labor Conference [...] Read More