Andreas Bummel is co-founder and Executive Director of Democracy Without Borders, an international civil society group promoting global democratic governance. He coordinates the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, which advocates democratic representation of the world’s citizens at the UN and has been endorsed by 1,500 sitting and former lawmakers from over 100 countries. He is co-author of A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century and A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: A Policy Review of Democracy Without Borders.
We will need a democratic world government to adequately address shared planetary risks and opportunities in this century. A critical strategic step toward that end would be the formation of a global parliamentary assembly.