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1889: First Hague Appeal for Peace, held in The Netherlands at the Peace Palace. The international organization of Parliamentarians of sovereign states, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the world's oldest international parliamentary organization, was established. It was later changed to an association of national parliaments.

1920s: The idea of a Peoples Assembly was proposed to be part of the League of Nations, but was rejected.

1938: Clarence Streit published "Union Now" advocating a federation of major world democracies.

1945: Ernest Bevin, UK Foreign Secretary, said in the British House of Commons: "There should be a study of a house directly elected by the people of the world to whom the nations are accountable."

1948: R.M. Hutchins and G.A. Borgese published a "Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution".

1949: 90 U.S. members of congress introduced a Sense of Congress Resolution favoring US support of a World Federation. In late July 19 US Senators sponsored an identical resolution.

1950s: R. Brent, M. Cosyn, and J. Savary in France initiated a "Peoples Congress" process; a body was to be elected in a series of progressive, cumulative transnational elections.

1951: A Parliamentary Conference on World Government was organized by the Parliamentary Association for World Government, and held in London with the cooperation of the Association for World Peace and the World Movement for World Federal Government.

1958: "World Peace Through World Law", a book by Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn, set forth a comprehensive plan, proposing a revision of the United Nations Charter.

1960s: Philip and Margaret Isley develop the "Constitution of the Federation of Earth and its House of Peoples" in a movement called World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA).

1975: From 1975-1995 at least ten (10) "World Citizen Assemblies" were held in cities around the world.

1977: A non-governmental (NGO) world constituent assembly amended the "Constitute of the Federation of Earth (CFE) in Innsbruck, Austria.

1978: A "Peoples Assembly for the UN" was held for five weeks, concurrent with the first UN Special Session on Disarmament.

1978-79: Parliamentarians for Global Action was established to take joint action on global problems that could not be solved by any one government or parliament alone.

1980s: The Swedish Peace Council and Swedish UN Association organized a Swedish Peoples Parliament on Disarmament.

1988-95: The International Network for a UN Second Assembly (INFUSA) and the Association of World Citizens collaborated on a series of annual conferences held in New York, San Francisco and Vienna.

1992: A UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) was proposed that would initially be appointed by national parliaments or legislatures.

1994: Erskine Childers, retired Senior Advisor to UN Director-General for Development and International Cooperation, with Brian Urquhart, retired Under Secretary-General for Special Political affairs, advocated a UN Parliamentary Assembly in their book, "Renewing the UN System".

1995: The first "United Peoples Assembly" was organized in San Francisco by the Action Coalition for Global Change on the occasion of the UN 50th anniversary.

1995: The Commission of Global Governances, a group of eminent persons, proposed the establishment of an annual World Civil Society Forum to be held before the regular sessions of the UN General Assembly.

1997: Various UN assembly movements organized a midday workshop held during the annual UN DPI/NGO conference in New York, leading to the establishment of Millennium Peoples Assembly Network. Nearly 150 people launched MPAN, including former UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Muller, Canadian Assemblyman Douglas Roche, and USA Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

1998: San Francisco Pilot Peoples Assembly held in response to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for a Millennium Peoples Assembly parallel to the UN General Assembly.

1999: A "Founding Convention" for a permanent Global Peoples Assembly was organized at the Hague Appeal for Peace.

2000: Increased cooperation between the UN and the UPU was called for in the UN General Assembly Millennium declaration.

April 2000: The first Global Peoples Assembly was held in Samoa. More than 190 people from 80 countries met to lay the groundwork for a permanent organization. Susan J. Zipp and Rashmi Mayur were elected to co-chair the GPA.

2001: An Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) council report on cooperation between the IPU and the UN called for strengthening the relationship between the IPU and the General Assembly.

2001: A Fourth Assembly of the Peoples UN was held in Perugia, Italy, and world Citizen's Assembly held in Lille, France.

2002: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was granted special observer status by the UN General Assembly with the right to distribute IPU documents.

2003: The Center for UN Reform Education publishes "A Reader on Second Assembly and Parliamentary Proposals", detailing the second assembly, or peoples assembly, concept.

2004: Citizens for a UN Peoples Assembly holds a four-day conference "Toward a Democratic United Nations for the 21st Century" in San Francisco, resulting in the document "Reforming the United Nations: Fulfilling the Promise of the UN Charter", which is presented to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

2005: 108 Swiss Parliamentarians sign an open letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling for the establishment of a parliamentary assembly at the UN. Also this year Citizens for a UN Peoples Assembly presents an open letter to Kofi Annan calling for the creation of a High Level Panel to determine the steps necessary to create a Peoples Parliamentary Assembly within the UN.

2005: Additional activities include: the 53rd Congress of the Liberal International world federation of liberal political parties meeting in Sophia, Italy, presented a resolution to establish a Parliamentary Assembly at the UN; the European Parliament called to establish a body which would increase "the democratic profile and internal democratic process" of the UN; a paper published during the Second South Summit, an intergovernmental think tank of 48 countries, meeting in Doha, supports a stronger inclusion of the people into the UN process by establishing a UN Parliamentary Assembly, building on the support of summit chairperson former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; the German Bundestag/German Parliaments resolution says "it is necessary to create a parliament dimension of the United Nations System".

2006-09: Global speaking engagements, multi-organizational activities, and annual UN DPI/NGO conferences feature workshops and conferences toward establishing a UN Parliamentary Assembly.

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