At an award ceremony last Friday in Brussels the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) that is coordinated by Democracy Without Borders received the 2nd prize in the category “non-governmental organizations of the year” in The Good Lobby Awards 2019.
The founder of The Good Lobby Awards, Alberto Alemanno, commented that the UNPA campaign advocates “the sort of democratic innovations the world urgently needs”. The professor of law at the business school HEC Paris added that “unless we democratize globalization, the political system will continue to lag behind our increasingly internationalized societies”.
By now the UNPA campaign has been supported by over 1,600 current and former members of parliament, over 400 civil society groups and networks as well as thousands of individuals from more than 150 countries. Last year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting the proposal.
“This great recognition belongs to all who’ve been involved in our efforts for democratic global governance”, said Andreas Bummel, the Executive Director of Democracy Without Borders and coordinator of the UNPA campaign. He congratulated the winner of the first prize in the “NGO of the year” category, the European Trade Union, as well as all other winners. All in all, there are nine categories in The Good Lobby Awards.
The 2nd prize for the UNPA campaign was received by Pilar Llorente, an associate of the campaign in Brussels.