Founding Director: Pera Wells
Pera Wells is a former Australian diplomat and former Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
Coordinators MGP 2022: David Joshua Delos Reyes and Sophia Maranan
About the Model Global Parliament Program
A series of model global parliaments is being organized around Australia on the initiative of Pera Wells. They are proving to be a great success and very popular. The aims are:
To publicize the idea of democratic global governance
To give students practical experience in standing up and debating some of the vital issues concerning our global village
To make students think about global issues and how to deal with them.
The Model Global Parliament simulates a democratically constituted global forum for both geopolitical regions and existing globally significant non-governmental networks to work together in identifying global problems and seeking practical and attainable solutions to them.
We see it essentially as an educational platform for students to learn to think and talk together about global issues, using parliamentary procedures. It is an imaginative creation, quite separate from the United Nations or any other international organization. It is intended to enable students to explore new ways of addressing the evident gaps in democratic global governance arrangements and to present, contest and enact ideas about how to shape the future for the benefit of a better world for all living things.