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All Party Parliamentary Group for World Governance
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for World Governance (APPGWG) is a cross-party
group with currently 163 members drawn from both Houses of the British Parliament,
the European Parliament, and the Welsh Assembly. It promotes discussions and awareness
about global governance issues and the role of Parliamentarians in reforming the UN and
other global institutions to make them more democratic, accountable and transparent.
Established in 1947 by the then newly elected Member of Parliament Henry Usborne,
the APPGWG is one of the oldest groups in the British Parliament. Its members established
the One World Trust, a registered charity, in 1951.
Every year, the APPGWG and the One World Trust co-host a number of meetings for
parliamentarians and the public featuring experts on global governance issues and
related parliamentary processes. In addition, the Group holds an annual AGM to elect
its officers and review the year’s progress. At its AGM on the 8th of July 2008, the Group
had 73 members in the House of Commons, 61 members in the House of Lords members,
15 from the Welsh Assembly, and 15 from the European Parliament. This diverse membership
gives the group a unique perspective on the problems raised by the need to reform global
Mark Pritchard MP – Chair (elected 2008)
Jim Sheridan MP – Co-chair (elected 2008)
Tom Brake MP – Secretary
Peter Bottomley MP – Treasurer
Joan Walley MP – Vice-chair
Lord Archer of Sandwell – Vice-chair
Dr Nick Palmer MP – Vice-chair
Individuals who are interested in learning more about the work of the APPGWG or
joining the group, should contact Michael Hammer.
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