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A renewed world organization for the 21st century

Following the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century with Jo Leinen earlier this year, this discussion paper by Andreas Bummel elaborates on key elements of a future world organization resulting from a transformation of today’s United Nations. The paper proposes the creation of a World Parliamentary Assembly elected by the world’s citizens to work alongside the UN General Assembly as representation of UN member states. 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. It is suggested that different qualified majorities are required for regulation to pass.