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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Robert Muller (1923-2010). Personal photo from Association of World Citizens
By Rene Wadlow | March 07, 2017 - 3:33pm EST
​“The time has come for the implementation of a spiritual vision of the world’s affairs. The entire planet must elevate itself into the spiritual, cosmic throbbing of the universe.”— Robert Muller ​ Robert Muller, whose birth anniversary we mark on 11 March, was the former Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Service of the United Nations, and, after his retirement, he served as Honorary President of the [...] Read More
Women for the Human Race...Not a New Arms Race
By Tad Daley | January 30, 2017 - 12:00am EST
CGS was a robust participant in the historic Women's March on Washington on January 21st, the day after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th American president.  CGS, of course, is a nonpartisan organization. But as President-Elect, Mr. Trump indicated that he intended to increase the American nuclear arsenal "until the world comes to its senses," and even tweeted the words, "Let it be an arms race."  Few [...] Read More
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