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Now over 1,300 sitting and former elected representatives endorse the appeal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat | April 15th, 2014
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Brazilian federal deputy Onofre Agostini after signingthe appeal on 19 March 2014

Brazilian federal deputy Onofre Agostini after signing
the appeal on 19 March 2014

In the course of 2014 so far, 52 members of parliaments from 11 different countries have signed the international appeal for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA. The signatories come from Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ghana, Germany, Malaysia, New Zeeland and Tunisia.
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The Power of Parliamentarians in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Douglas Roche | March 9th, 2014
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In this address delivered at the annual assembly of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, PNND, in Washington D.C. on February 26, 2014, former Canadian Senator Douglas Roche argues that the debate on nuclear disarmament is reaching a new potency and that the diplomatic process should be pushed to a new level even if, or precisely because the nuclear weapons states do not cooperate.
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Women in Parliaments Global Forum stresses the need of gender equality in a future UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat | February 27th, 2014
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Participants of the Women in Parliament Summit2013 in Brussels. Image: (c) European Parliament

Participants of the Women in Parliament Summit
2013 in Brussels. Image: (c) European Parliament

The Women in Parliaments Global Forum that has held its first international conference from 27 to 29 November 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels has emphasized the need “that the gender dimension will be taken into consideration” in the efforts for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
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Proposal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly presented at forum on “parliaments in global governance”

Secretariat | February 25th, 2014
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Jo Leinen MEP

On Tuesday, 18 February, the Parliamentary Forum on “EU Parliaments in global governance”, hosted by the European Parliament’s Vice-Presidents Miguel Angel Martínez and Othmar Karas in Brussels, focused on the “role of parliamentarism in an increasingly connected world” and the question whether “current forms of political representation are adequate to address today’s international challenges.”

The Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Group of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly, European lawmaker Jo Leinen, introduced the campaign and its proposal at the afternoon session of the conference that was devoted to global parliamentary initiatives.
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New statements in support of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat | February 19th, 2014
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In the past five months since we last posted an overview of new supportive statements on a UN Parliamentary Assembly, many more have accumulated.

If you follow this blog, you’ve already seen some of the extraordinary statements made on the occasion of the 5th International Meeting on a UN Parliamentary Assembly that was held in Brussels in October 2013 which we published here in full, namely from the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the European Parliament, Elmar Brok, and the UN’s Independent Expert on a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Alfred de Zayas (by the way, here on Youtube you can watch contributions made by Alfred de Zayas, Hanno Schedler, Antonio Vigilante, and Gerald Häfner at a panel during the conference).
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