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Model Global Parliament Program

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.



Thank you for being a global parliamentarian for a day.

You help solve the world’s problems to achieve the future we want...


At a crucial time when change is progressing at a pace and scale unparalleled in history, you have helped lay the foundation for a better path for humanity. This year holds the potential to serve as a crucial turning point in our trajectory towards reshaping our future after the pandemic and the harsh realities of the 21st century. Congratulations for being part of the catalyst for change.

The 7th Sydney Model Global Parliament took place on Friday 9th September, in the New South Wales Parliament House in Macquarie Street. Forty-five participants were dynamic MPs of the day debating world problems and how to solve them..  The topics debated included climate change, peace and security, and human rights. What a tremendous success, and congratulations.


MGP 2022:

More Information: Associate Professor Chris Hamer


The Model Government Parliament held at the NSW Parliament House

Lower House Assembly Room, 9 September 2022


The Model Global Parliament Manual

For more information on the MGP 2022 Motions, please


For more information about previous Model Global Parliaments, please               

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