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.

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Blogs & Updates

By Jennifer Welden | February 10, 2016 - 10:00am EST
On Sunday, February 8th, North Korea launched a satellite into orbit. Though North Korea claims the launch was for scientific and "peaceful purposes," many nations view it as a "front to test a ballistic missile,” particularly after reports the country may have performed a hydrogen bomb test last month. The UN Security Council was quick to “strongly condemn” the launch as a reminder that “a clear threat to international [...] Read More
2012 World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations by Bethak CC in Pakistan
By Rene Wadlow | February 01, 2016 - 10:00am EST
The Association of World Citizens, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, cooperates fully with the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which takes place February 1-7. The UN General Assembly designates the first week of every February as a time for cooperation for a common purpose among all religions, faiths and beliefs. The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a culture of [...] Read More
Donald Trump
By Shelby Hettenbach | January 29, 2016 - 10:00am EST
The United Kingdom has been one of America’s closest allies for over 200 years. Yet the British Parliament recently engaged in a debate on banning a possible U.S. presidential candidate. On Monday, January 18th, in response to a grassroots petition signed by over 574,000 British citizens, members of Parliament discussed whether Donald Trump should be permitted entry into the United Kingdom due to his consistent use of [...] Read More