Three of the founders of the new UN Constitutional Research think tank at the signing of the official documents establishing the Center for UN Constitutional Research at the Notabel notary offices in Brussels, October 13, 2016. (left to right) Daniel Schaubacher, Executive Director and President Shahr-Yar Sharei, Marjolijn Snippe.

BRUSSELS, Belgium – October 13, 2016 marks the formal establishment of The Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR), founded by former DWF Board member Dr. Shahr-Yar Sharei. The CUNCR, located in Brussels, is an independent think tank whose mission is to provide research and recommendations concerning the Charter and the structure of the United Nations. The aim of CUNCR will be to achieve the Charter preamble ‘We the peoples’ through democratization, and render the UN more effective in controlling conflicts, preserving our planet Earth and ensuring the well-being of humankind and life. 

The CUNCR will be an important resource for The Promise of San Franciscowhich is a movement launched by DWF for a review of the UN Charter which is legally required by the Charter itself, but never carried out.

The Charter’s flaws have prevented the UN from ending war or resolving other serious global problems.  DWF Board members Dr. Bob Hanson, Dr. Roger Kotila, and Dr. John Sutter are founding members of CUNCR from the USA, while other members are from Europe and the Middle East.  

NOTE: The Democratic World Federalists are committed to expressing a wide range of views on the vision of creating a peaceful, just, and sustainable world through a democratic World Federation. The views expressed in this article represents that commitment and not necessarily our official position.