Towards a more democratic United Nations

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

We all face some increasingly critical global challenges to our future, involving issues such as continued global warming of the planet, and possible nuclear annihilation. To deal effectively with these global challenges, we need a stronger system of democratic global governance, and ultimately a world parliament.

This Symposium will discuss various possible routes towards a more effective and democratic system of global governance, and an eventual world parliament. Speakers from academia, government, and the world federalist movement will take part. The Symposium will feature a presentation and Q & A session with Andreas Bummel, the global coordinator of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. This is perhaps the most lively movement for UN reform on the table at present.