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Monday, April 23, 2007

A parliament to represent the world’s people is proposed

A group of 541 Members of Parliaments (MPs), business leaders, and academics from around the world has proposed a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) that would represent the people of the world, the Independent reported today. The body would be a global citizens platform that could exist to promote the interests of people rather than just nations as a whole.

Some 377 MPs from over 70 countries have signed on to the plan, and arms of the campaign exist throughout the world. There has been a lack of support in the United States, though, as only nine Americans who have signed on. The UNPA would be initially comprised of appointed members from parliaments and nongovernmental organizations, with the ultimate goal being direct elections.

Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is one of the many supporters and signatories of the appeal.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about the appeal and to visit its website, click here.


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