Testimonials

“I support the efforts of the Committee for a Democratic UN because more citizen participation at the UN is urgently necessary.”

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali, U.N. Secretary-General 1992-1997

“We urgently need a reform of the UN. The establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly would be a first important step to provide for more transparency and democratic participation in the UN system.”

— Elmar Brok, MEP, 1999-2007 Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament

“I support the efforts of the Committee to establish a parliament at the UN because with this the world community would clearly commit itself to common democratic action.”

— Sigmar Gabriel, leader of the Social Democratic Party and former Federal Minister for the Environment Germany

“A parliament at the U.N. would symbolize the notion of humanity as a community of world citizens.”

— Günter Grass, Nobel Prize laureate in literature (1999)

“In the wake of the global economic and financial crisis, the efforts for the creation of a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN are more important than ever.”

— Armin Laschet, Minister for Generations, Family, Women and Integration of the State of Northrhine-Westfalia

“I support the call for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, and believe that a more democratic United Nations as envisaged by this campaign will strengthen the accountability and legitimacy of the UN.”

— Ken Livingstone, 2000-2008 Mayor of London

“The call for a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations has my support.”

— Emma Thompson, Actress, Academy Award recipient

“A more democratic United Nations as envisaged by the campaign for a UN Parliament will strengthen the legitimacy of We the peoples of the United Nations in whose name the UN Charter was proclaimed.”

— Theo van Boven, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture