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World Congress of Green Parties Calls for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly _ Campaign for a UN Parliament

World Congress of Green Parties Calls for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly _ Campaign for a UN Parliament

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World Congress of Green Parties Calls for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly _ Campaign for a UN Parliament
Bob Brown calls for end to Australian national sovereignty
World Congress of Green Parties Calls for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly _ Campaign for a UN Parliament
Bob Brown calls for end to Australian national sovereignty

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World Congress of Green parties calls for aUnited Nations Parliamentary Assembly
The third international gathering of Green parties worldwide, the GlobalGreens Congress, closed yesterday in Dakar, Senegal, with theadoption of various resolutions, one of which dealt with the question ofglobal democracy. "Greens recognize that the need to strengthendemocracy and participation in the system of global governance hasbecome urgent," the resolution states. Taking note "of the fact that noparliamentary body exists within theframework of the United Nations, theWorld Bank group, theInternational Monetary Fund orthe World Trade Organization",the Congress declared "itssupport for the creation of aUnited Nations ParliamentaryAssembly (UNPA) as aparliamentary body within the UNsystem."Representatives of over 70Green parties from across theworld met for three days inSenegal's capital and deliberatedon issues such as solidarity,democracy, biodiversity, climate change, and the future of the GlobalGreens movement. In a statement made during a plenary session onFriday, Australian Senator Bob Brown said that the influence of globalcorporations at the international level was too strong. This should becounterbalanced by a "global parliament" that is dealing with genuinelyglobal issues and that "makes sure that the basic needs of every citizenof the world" can be met. "Every citizen should have an equal say onglobal matters," Senator Brown suggested. "One person, one vote, onevalue." A week before, Senator Brown had delivered amajor speechonthe subject in Hobart, Tasmania.At a workshop on Saturday the issue of a global parliament wasdiscussed in detail at the Green's World Congress. Introductions to theproposal of a UN Parliamentary Assembly were provided by KennedyGraham, a Green parliamentarian from New Zealand, and DidierCoeurnelle, a delegate with Ecolo from Belgium. The workshopconcluded that a UN Parliamentary Assembly in a first step should becomposed of representatives of national parliaments "but ultimately itshould become a body that is directly elected by the world’s citizens," asthe final resolution states. Coeurnelle who introduced the resolution onbehalf of Ecolo, the Australian Greens, the French Greens, and theYoung European Greens, commented that "Parliamentary democracy isnot a perfect system, but it has proven to be the best available at themunicipal, regional, national and even multinational levels. It is time topromote parliamentary democracy at the world level as well."The second Global Greens Congress in May 2008 in Sao Paulo alreadyadopted a resolution in support of a UN Parliamentary Assembly. Theproposal is supported across party lines. Other international party
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