The submission proposes the creation of a world parliament elected by the world’s citizens to work alongside the UNGA. Together the two assemblies form a world legislature that is empowered to adopt framework legislation that needs to be transposed into national law and global regulations with direct and immediate applicability. The delegates of the world parliament form political groups rather national ones. A Joint Security Committee succeeds the UNSC, and its seats are elected by the UNGA and the world parliament. The UN’s secretariat and its administrative structure is reformed into a world commission, acting as an executive branch, with cabinet functions. The ICJ is made responsible to oversee the world commission, and to ensure that global legislation is equally applied across member states and determines whether a member state has failed to fulfill obligations. Members states are to contribute a uniform assessment of 0.75 per cent of GNI to the UN’s budget.
Andreas Bummel is co-founder and director of Democracy Without Borders and of the international Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly that was launched in 2007. He has dedicated his career to the promotion of global democracy and world federalism. In 2018 he published the book ‘A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century’ (with Jo Leinen) which describes the history, current relevance and future implementation of the idea of a global parliament. Since 1998 he has been a Council member of the World Federalist Movement, an international NGO that promotes the rule of law, world peace, federalism and democracy. He was trained in business administration, studied law and worked at a management consultancy firm. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1976.