One World Trust
Founded in 1951, the One World Trust was created by cross-party Members of Parliament who believed global governance can be improved to better protect the interests of all humanity as well as our environment. For over 65 years the Trust has promoted education and research into changes in global governance which would contribute to ending poverty and conflict and increase international understanding and the rule of law. Our work has never felt more relevant.
We are bringing the campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly to the UK
The One World Trust supports the appeal for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA), and is bringing the UNPA campaign to the UK. To learn more about the campaign click below.
We publish policy reports
The One World Trust has a long history of publishing influential reports on global governance, accountability and transparency. To view a selection of the reports authored by One World Trust over the years, click below.
We work with parliamentarians
The One World Trust was founded by MPs in 1951, and since its conception has acted as the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for World Governance. This APPG is currently reconstituting following the recent election and more details will be available after the Summer Recess.
We host events
The One World Trust brings together some of the brightest and most experienced minds to debate critical issues in global governance. These events are often open to the general public. For more information on our upcoming events click below.
In 1947, fresh from the horrors of World War II, a group of British Parliamentarians led by Henry Usborne established a cross-party Parliamentary Group for World Government (APPGWG). This non partisan organization was born from a desire to cement world peace and to ensure the world's newest financial, governing and monitoring institutions were democratic, accountable and transparent. In 1951, the MPs created the One World Trust (OWT), an independent trust dedicated to educating the public about the [non] compliance of international organizations and institutions dedicated to maintaining global governance. The major focuses of the OWT were research and advocacy. Today the mission remains the same:
- Promote education and research to achieve the eradication of poverty, injustice, environmental degradation and war.
- Develop recommendations to make governments and powerful organizations more accountable.
- Educate political leaders, decision makers and opinion-formers about the findings of our research.
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