Introduction of Campaign for United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly is a global network of parliamentarians, non-governmental organizations, scholars, and dedicated citizens that advocates democratic representation of the world’s citizens at the United Nations. A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA, for the first time would give elected citizen representatives, not only states, a direct and influential role in global policy.
The Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly, launched in 2007, can build on a long tradition of support and activism. The proposal for the creation of a UNPA is as old as the UN itself. The idea of a political body elected by the world’s citizens can be traced back to the days of the French revolution in the 18th century. Here’s a brief overview of important milestones.
Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO) promotes UNPA Campaign in Sri Lanka and campaign in Sri Lanka coordinated by Peace Ambassador Dr. Sir Deshapriya S. Wijetunge.
Campaign for United Nations Parliamentary Assembly launched in Sri Lanka
On 22 May 2016 at the SUNFO Anniversary Ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial Conference Hall (BMICH), Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. At the meeting SUNFO Director General spooked about the UNPA Campaign and submitted a Special memorandum to the Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Hon. Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya MP. While accepting the Memorandum Hon. Speaker informed that his blessings are with us for further process of it. Memorandum was presented by Dr.Romesh Jayasinghe HFSUNFO.
(The Photograph shows Peace Ambassador Dr. Sir Deshapriya S. Wijetunge publicly handing over the UNPA Campaign Memorandum to Hon. Deshapbandu Karu Jayasuriya (Speaker of The Parliament) while Secretary Ministry of Defense Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi and SUNFO Past President/ Trustee Prof. Lakshman Madurasinghe looking on it at the head table.).
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