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Global Democracy

Building Global Democracy

World Federalists are part of a growing civil society mobilization behind the objective of democratizing governance – nationally, regionally, and at the global level. In the introduction to “An Agenda for Democratization,” former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali wrote, “Democratization is a process which leads to a more open, more participatory, less authoritarian society. Democracy is a system of government which embodies, in a variety of institutions and mechanisms, the ideal of political power based on the will of the people.”


Since the end of the Cold War, the basic idea of democracy has gained support around the world. Although many states are still not governed democratically, the democratic ideal is now accepted as a universal value. And in an era of globalization, when many of the decisions affecting the lives of citizens are taken by international organizations that are not democratically accountable, there is a pressing need to democratize global governance.


UN Reform

World Federalists believe in transforming the United Nations system through strategic reforms that foster a more democratic world community with equitable structures that can represent the interests of people globally. The WFMC is working towards building a world community through the Coalition for the UN We Need and the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA).

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA)

WFMC participates actively in the Campaign for a UNPA at the United Nations to strengthen the voice of world citizens in international politics and the United Nations.

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Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN)

The C4UN is dedicated to transforming the UN system by promoting an inclusive people-centered multilateralism in partnership with the WFMC and other global civil society groups, governments, and UN officials.

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Mobilizing and Earth Governance Alliance (MEGA)

MEGA is a coalition of civil society organizations working in cooperation with like-minded governments and other stakeholders to strengthen environmental governance.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Supported World Federalism

Mahatma Gandhi was a lawyer, civil rights activist, and world freedom fighter. Commonly known as the 'Father of the Nation', Gandhi's Ahimsa (non-violence) movement made a tremendous impact on India's struggle for independence against British colonial rule in 1947. His protest methods and philosophy highlighted the importance of representative nations. He remains the most iconic secular figure of modern India and of the decolonization era.


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