We have global problems, but only national governments.
The United Transnational Republics (UTNR) is the first known “3GO”: a Global Governmental Grassroots Organisation working towards the democratisation of the globalised world we find ourselves in:
Democracy as we know it since the last two centuries only takes place within nation-states. At the same time globalisation happens globally, outside of national definitions, legislation or agreements.
Obviously, there is no democratic representation of the individual on a transnational, global level. This leads to inherently undemocratic processes within globalisation. Currently, outside of the nation-states only consumer and national interests are being represented. Unfortunately, both our national as well as our consumer interests are in conflict with our global interest: the preservation of our environment, world peace, establishment of transnational legislation etc…
In order to realise democracy on a global level, the current political system needs to be expanded by one additional federal layer of representation: Citizen of a city, of a country, of a Transnational Republic.
In this system all citizens of the world will be represented by their Transnational Republic of choice; together, the various Transnational Republics are forming The United Transnational Republics, where they are representing their citizens’ transnational interests – just as the various nation-states are assembling into The United Nations representing national interest.
Currently, the First Transnational Republic has around 5.000 citizens from 100 nation-states.
The UTNR presented at the first UNESCO summit on globalisation and democracy in Buenos Aires (2006) and participated at the UNESCO Monterrey Forum 2007 where it co-authored the Monterrey Manifesto.
The UTNR also participated at well over 60 international conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops in the fields of politics and art (Torino Biennial, Venice Biennial, attac summer academy, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Münchner Kammerspiele, Palais de Tokyo Paris).