For the first time in history, more than half of the world's citizens now live in urban areas, a lot of them in one of the mega cities, and their number will continue to grow. At a global mayor's forum convened in April last year […]

This week's interview is with Bob Brown, former senator and former leader of the Australian Greens. Bob was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following […]

What has been dubbed one of the most important environmental photographs of all times, wasn't actually scheduled. Overwhelmed by the beauty of what he saw, it was taken by astronaut William Anders on December 24, 1968, during the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon, […]

Last week I spoke to Fernando Iglesias, a writer and a member of the Argentinan Parliament from 2007 to 2011, who was recently elected as chairman of the the council of the World Federalist Movement. His books include "La modernidad global", an analysis of the "complex […]

Ahead of the upcoming elections in Israel on 22 January 2013, Israeli and Palestinian peace activists have called on Israeli citizens to cast their vote according to instructions taken by Palestinian counterparts. Making use of a Facebook page established for the purpose, numerous pairs of […]

The case for creating a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) rests on two widely accepted truths. The first is the proposition that democratic governance is a good thing. Most people would agree with that. Indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 21, clause 3) […]

A few days ago we reported on the International Conference of Chief Justices of the World that was organized for the 13th time by City Montessori School in Lucknow, India. At the closing session of the conference, the participating chief justices and judges unanimously passed […]

The first sitting U.S. parliamentarian to endorse the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly easily secured re-election in U.S. elections last month. Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland has served in the U.S. legislature since 1987, first in the lower chamber and then, from 2007, in […]

Following a similar statement at the UN General Assembly's Third Committee in New York earlier this month (here's our report), the UN's Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Alfred de Zayas, has now reasserted this week that the establishment […]