Related Organisations

 

There are many associations with similar goals in the international arena

 

Association of World Citizens

Created in 1975 by Doug Mattern, based in San Francisco. The Association of World Citizens is in Consultative Status with the United Nations and accredited with the UN Human Rights Council. The AWC is a worldwide movement of individuals who participate fully in the emerging world society where disputes among States are settled within the framework of world law and through negotiations in good faith so that common interests may be found and developed. The role of world citizen diplomacy, as practiced by the AWC, is the resolution of armed conflicts by proposing appropriate forms of autonomy within existing States, new forms of trans-frontier cooperation, and new forms of multi-state regionalism. The AWC's President is Prof. Ren Wadlow.

 

Centre for Change

 

Founded in Melbourneby Dr Michael Ellis and Ms Jager Ellison as a forum on key issues affecting global sustainability and peace.

 

Citizens for Global Solutions

 

CGS was recently formed by a merger between the World Federalists Association and the Campaign for UN Reform in the US. The largest federalist group in the US, with a membership over 12000.

 

Commission on Global Governance

 

The Commission was established in 1992 with the full support of United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. It was co-chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, and former Commonwealth Secretary-General Shridath Ramphal, and produced a controversial report, Our Global Neighbourhood, in 1995, calling for reform of the United Nations.

More recently, under the current co-chairs Madeleine Albright of the United States and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari, a new report has been released (2016) entitled " Confronting the Crisis in Global Governance."  Again it canvasses major reforms of the United Nations, including the formation of a United Nations Parliamentary Network, and calls for a major World Conference on Global Institutions in 2020.

 

Council for a Community of Democracies

 

CCD is different from the many NGOs that promote democracy. We believe that an environment of cooperation among nations offers the best hope for resolving the critical problems of our age and that an organization of democracies acting in concert is a vital step in that direction. What distinguishes us is that CCD is the only nongovernmental organization in the world with an exclusive focus on the Community of Democracies. We believe that an effective way to consolidate the gains of democratic expansion is by strengthening that Community. We view this effort, which includes the creation of a Democracy Caucus in the UN, as a means toward our long-range goal — consolidating democracy globally by constructing an enduring framework enabling democracies to act in concert on the issues of concern to mankind.

 

Democratic World Federalists

 

Democratic World Federalists is an active group promoting democratic world federation, based in northern California. The leader for many years was John Sutter, and the current President is Bob Flax.

 

e-parliament

 

Links together members of the world’s democratic parliaments into a single forum.Members can discuss and vote on critical global problems.

 

Federal Union

 

The leading federalist group in the UK, founded in 1938.

 

GlobalDemo

 

The aim of this website is to bring together the many organisations of world citizens/federalist in one place and to debate different perspectives but also to promote the wider movement. Its slowly coming together (Oct 2008) and should be a great place to communicate with a wide group of people. The site includes a FAQ, movie section, blogs, members area, group subscriptions, library and a Facebook like wall. It looks like the site will grow over time.

 

Global Challenges Foundation

 

Founded by Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy, the Global Challenges Foundation’s objective is to contribute to minimising, preferably eliminating, the major global threats to humanity. To achieve this, the GCF works in two ways: by increasing decision-makers’ and the public’s knowledge and insight about these challenges; and by stimulating discussion and innovative thinking about decision systems that would be able to manage the major global risks more effectively and equitably. They provided financial and logistical support for our World Security Community project in 2018.

Global Parliament of Mayors

 

This is a new venture launched in 2016, aiming to bring together mayors from cities around the world to discuss global problems of current interest. The founder is Benjamin Barber, who is also leader of the Global Interdependence Movement. It could provide a prototype for a full-scale global parliament.

 

Humankind

The United Republic of Humankind is  a political organisation dedicated to the democratic

unification of the human species. Founded by Daniel Blewitt.

Human Union

 

The Human Union is a movement founded by Lyndon Storey which seeks to build a Human Union between governments that agree on forming a legitimate political system that treats all humanity as equals. Josep Ortega has recently joined the movement and the website has been relaunched. You can sign the Human Movement Appeal and support the idea.

 

International Registry of World Citizens

 

The World Citizens Registry was founded by Garry Davis after World War II to promote ‘One Government for One World’, and headquartered in France. They offer a ‘World Citizens’ card to members, and reached half a million members by 1950. Some 400 communities announced themselves ‘mundialized’ by 1951. The Australian registrar is Chris Hamer: if you would like to register, and receive a World Citizens card, please contact the President. Other related associations include:

Streit Council

 

Formerly known as the Association to Unite the Democracies, the Streit Council was founded in 1940 to promote the ideas of Clarence Streit, author of “Union Now”, who in 1939 advocated a union of the North Atlantic democracies to resist Nazism. In the post-war era the association has continued to press for a union of the democracies as a prelude to an eventual world federation. Early leaders included Owen Roberts, former justice of the Supreme Court, and William Clayton, a former Under-Secretary of State and an architect of the Marshall Plan.

 

TWIGG – This Week in Global Governance

 

This Week in Global Governance started August 2010 and is a podcast style radio show dedicated to events, discussions and general talk on Global Governance. A new guest appears each week to explain an event or organisation that they are a part of. This podcast fills a great gap in progamming of this type and we wish it well in to the future.

 

Union of European Federalists

 

An umbrella organization for federalist organizations in Europe, promoting both European federation and world federation. They have recently become a Member Organization of the World Federalist Movement, and will act as representative of WFM in Europe. The current president is Jo Leinen, MEP, a representative of the Greens in the European Parliament.

 

Vote World Government

 

An organization founded by Jim Stark in Canada, aiming to promote world federation by means of an on-line referendum. Go to this site to register your vote for democratic world government.

 

World Citizen Letters by John Roberts

 

A world citizen website containing over 100 World Citizen Letters from a series beginning in 1998 and covering topics such as: Terrorism, Slavery and the Arms Trade; Imperial plutocracy; the “deterrent”; Islamophobia and Jihad. The site is in a blog style and comments can be made on each of the letters.

 

World Constitution and Parliament Association

 

The World Constitution and Parliament Association was created after the "Constitution" was drafted. Philip Isely was one of the leading spirits behind the "Constitution for the Federation of Earth." Among the drafters of the Constitution were, prominent lawyer: Max Habicht of Switzerland and Professor Rene Wadlow.

World Federalist Movement (WFM-IGP)

 

The umbrella organization for World Federalists around the globe.  We are now associate members of WFM.

 

World Government Research Network

 

This is a new webpage aimed at publishing academic discussions on world government online. The two co-directors are:

Prof James Thompson, Hiram College, Ohio

A/Prof Luis Cabrera, Griffith University, Queensland