Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), a non-profit, non-partisan international network of approximately 1,100 legislators in 139 elected parliaments around the globe, aims to promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality and population issues by informing, convening, and mobilizing parliamentarians to realize these goals.
PGA, a non-profit, non-partisan international network of 1,100 legislators in 139 elected parliaments around the globe, aims to promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality and population issues.
PGA operates under the political direction of the Executive Committee and the International Council. The Executive Committee meets twice a year to decide on PGA's future programme activities.
In order for a group or individual to qualify for PGA membership, the country's Parliament must adhere to all of the three criteria.
PGA Legislators have contributed directly to 76 of the 122 ratifications/accessions to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (as of June 2012).
In 1980, PGA initiated an Annual Parliamentary Forum during the United Nations General Assembly. The primary goal was to develop the role of parliamentarians in international politics by organizing a UN Parliamentary Forum at each General Assembly.
Since 1996,PGA has held the Defender of Democracy Awards in conjunction with its Annual Parliamentary Forum.The Defender of Democracy Award is presented to individuals who have made significant progress in strengthening democracy and democratic practices.
PGA is grateful to its donors for their generous support and to our individual donors for their generous contributions.
Under PGA's International Law and Human Rights Programme and coinciding with the year in which the Rome Statute of the ICC entered into force, PGA members launched the Consultative Assembly of parliamentarians for the ICC and the Rule of Law.
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