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

President Obama Voting in a US Election
By Ronald Glossop | January 19, 2017 - 5:54pm EST
Discussions of Obama's legacy are often too narrow.  They focus on specific policies that were adopted or not adopted.  They don't pay enough attention to what Obama himself said at his January 10 valedictory speech in Chicago.  When the audience began shouting "No, no, no, no, no" as he mentioned the coming change in the White House, Obama responded with a statement that displays his wisdom and his understanding of the [...] Read More
Enslaved Sex Worker Helps DHS Take Down Her Captors (photo from www.dhs.gov)
By Chuck Woolery | January 11, 2017 - 12:05pm EST
January 11, 2017 is a special day.  Not because of the numeric coincidence of 1-11-17.  But because of the large number of human beings who remain victims of human trafficking, one of the most degrading, harmful and illegal injustices known on earth, and we have to be reminded of it.  In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11 as the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day --  making it the 10th year the world has [...] Read More
UN Photo of Syrian Refugees at a camp in Jordan
By Rene Wadlow | December 17, 2016 - 12:00am EST
If I were another on the road, I wouldn't have looked back. I'd have said what one traveler says to another: Hello stranger, wake up your guitar!  Let's postpone our tomorrow to lengthen our road and widen our space, so that we may be rescued from our story together.             -- Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet.    By creating special observance days, the United Nations tries to promote international awareness and [...] Read More