Although the League of Nations was unable to prevent WWII, maybe, just maybe, the United Nations will continue to prevent WWIII from ever happening. The thing is that war is quickly becoming the least of our problems in the modern world. For instance, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the Tohoku earthquake in March of 2011 will soon have contaminated the entire food chain of the world. To make matters worse, the endless problems that result from greenhouse gas induced climate change clearly indicate that what humanity now faces are international, not national scale concerns. It is for this and so many other reasons that the People of Earth desperately need a Planetary Parliament.
Simply put, for humanity to progress from a Type 0 to a Type 1 civilization we must do whatever it takes to advance from nationalism to globalism. In other words, for us to become an interplanetary species, the one thing that we absolutely must do is work together. So, to help usher in the society of the future in this way, a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) has been proposed to allow for greater participation in the affairs of a world that now grows smaller with each passing day. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, the bodies of international organizations are occupied by officials who are appointed by the executive branches of their national governments.
In sharp contrast to this, the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) would give popularly elected representatives a formal role in global affairs for the very first time. As an additional body to the UN, the Assembly would then directly represent the world’s citizens as opposed to the special interests of local governments. Following this forward thinking course of action, the new global government would then be able to better accommodate the planetary ecology and international economy of Earthlings near and far. So, if all goes well, there will soon be a glorious flag of human solidarity flown on our remote Martian and Venusian colonies.