The 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly, was addressed on Tuesday 29th October, by the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas.
Mr. de Zayas who was appointed under a resolution of the Human Rights Council, called for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly with consultative powers, which according to him would ‘advance the democratic agenda’.
de Zayas proposal for a parliamentary assembly of the UN (UNPA) would be a subsidiary body of the General assembly, initially composed of elected parliamentarians from UN member states and observer states and subsequently directly elected members, delegates being accountable to their constituencies not their governments.
Mr. de Zayas called for a study to be carried out on the added value and the modalities of the creation of such an institution, he did however set out 10 recommendations which include having oversight of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
In a parallel initiative a group within the European Parliament, held an International Meeting, on 16/17 October 2013 in Brussels under the banner ‘Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly’.
The outcome of the European Parliament meeting was the issuance of a declaration known as the ‘Declaration of Brussels’ toward a democratic and equitable international order.
It is important and interesting to trace the origins of these ideas and to see how they develop and grow over a period of time.
We are linking to an informative video, which looks at this issue in the context of other related issues such as eugenics, the development of the contraceptive mentality, population control and the hijacking of 3rd level education with a particular focus on Catholic 3rd level colleges in the US.