It is now possible to hold worldwide elections
for a non-governmental World Assembly that
would represent people the way the U.N.
represents governments. Even in the most
remote areas people can choose a local representative
who has access to telephone, cell phone,
or two-way radio. This representative will
give people a direct way to express their
views and hear the views of others.
Such a World Assembly would immediately
have tremendous social and moral authority,
without requiring governments to give up
any power or even to formally acknowledge
its existence. On issues where representatives
from the whole world reach a consensus (such
as ending slavery or biological war-making
capabilities), governments will face strong
pressure to cooperate. On issues where there
is a true diversity, even the strongest
governments will be more cautious in taking
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The Raynault Foundation, a small 501(c)3 non
profit corporation, is sponsoring this as part
of its effort to extend the choices available
to everyone. Previous activities include:
the formation of a Charter School in 1997, mainly
serving the minority community in northern New
a document in 1996 on how government budgets
could be organized to be self policing and more
understandable to voters.
seminars on democratic elections in Eastern
Europe in 1993 involving IFES, the
Democracy After Communism Foundation, and the
Hungarian Election Foundation.
a series of papers in 1991 on ways the states
of the former Soviet Union could restructure
that would minimize ethnic conflict while encouraging
World Assembly News
2004: Convention in California
Students in the world wide effort to spread democracy
will be meeting to exchange ideas and decide on
the next phase.
2004: Delegate Campaign Students
intending to be delegates to the July convention
will be collecting proxy votes from those unable
2004: Students, Ambassadors, media,
NGO’s and other interested parties attended
a reception across from the U.N. to hear about
the Student World Assembly’s progress and
view the campaign by the first delegates.
2003: Students launched the first
phase of the Student World Assembly in California,
allowing students from all 5 continents to become
involved in participatory democracy.
Students agree to assume a major role in implementing
a Student World Assembly.
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis
Obispo, agrees to co-sponsor with the Raynault
Foundation a Student World Assembly for the coming
United Nations formed to allow all nations
to be heard on international issues
1960: Paul Raynault joins
the growing list of those who believe that people
should have a direct vote in a world body
19, 2001:: First Complete
Description of World Assembly Concept
2003: First use of Vivarto
software by World Assembly Network to allow involved
parties to discuss alternative names