Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems
 

Welcome to Simpol's global site

Simpol invites citizens around the world to use their votes in a powerful new way to encourage politicians to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Simpol offers us a way to take action on global problems; problems individual governments cannot resolve by acting alone.

That’s because these problems cross national boundaries, and because competition between governments to attract investment and jobs means the markets - not the people - end up calling the shots.

Governments cannot act alone to solve these problems because any government doing so would make its economy uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse. Any government that moved first would lose out! While governments remain stuck, it's the markets that continue to run politics - not we, the people.

Simpol aims to break this vicious circle by encouraging people around the world to use their votes in a completely new way to oblige politicians and governments to cooperate globally in implementing appropriate policies simultaneously for the good of all.

Only by implementing policies simultaneously can our problems be resolved in a way that no nation, corporation, or citizen loses out to its peers. Only by acting globally and simultaneously can governments regain control over global markets. If all nations act together, everybody wins.

Simultaneous implementation would ensure that no country became uncompetitive as a result of pursuing policies that were right for the planet and which embodied our higher aspirations. But politicians will not act together globally unless we make them!

So, please act now by signing up as a Simpol Supporter
which costs you nothing.

By supporting Simpol you are taking politics back! You are telling politicians you’ll be voting in future national elections, not for a particular candidate or party, but for ANY candidate or party, within reason, who has signed the Simpol Pledge; a declaration of support for a process leading to the simultaneous implementation of a range of policies to solve global problems. Or, if you have a party preference, your support signifies you want your preferred party to make that Pledge.

In that way, you still retain the ultimate right to vote as you please. But you are also clearly indicating to politicians that you’ll be giving strong preference to those who have signed the Pledge, to the exclusion of those who haven’t. With many parliamentary seats, and even entire national elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small block of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge. This is the simple mechanism Simpol supporters use to advance our cause. It's the simple mechanism we're using to take politics back

And it works. Thanks to our supporters, these politicians already support the campaign.

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies together.

By supporting Simpol, you are joining with others around the world to make us all a part of the global political solution!

Simpol around the world

National Simpol campaigns are already running in many countries around the world and politicians in many nations have already signed the Simpol Pledge. To read about Simpol in your language and to get involved in the campaign in your country, please click here.

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National Simpol campaigns

For Simpol campaigns in other countries, please click here.

UK Election Result: 29 MPs pledged to implement Simpol!

Simpol now has a record 29 MPs at Westminster  pledged to implement its global justice agenda alongside other governments. See the full list of pledged MPs here

Thanks to our supporters, more than 600 candidates from across the political spectrum signed the Simpol Pledge in the run-up to polling day. In many constituencies, more than one candidate had signed the Pledge. In a few, nearly all the candidates had signed, so ensuring that whoever won the seat, Simpol won. See the info-graphic. Download the Press Release.

Global problems? How you - yes you - can solve them

Simpol in Top 500 NGOs

The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (Simpol) is one of the Top 500 NGOs in the world according to an annual survey conducted by The Global Journal.

A Renaissance of the Left?

Following the success of the Left-wing party Podemos in Spain's recent local elections and Syriza's success in Greece, are we witnessing a Renaissance of the Left? See John Bunzl's latest article on HuffPost. 


Simpol in a nutshell: The Political Prisoner's Dilemma

TTIP: Why governments want it

NGOs fighting the introduction of TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Treaty on Trade and Investment, rightly fear that democracy would be compromised by the new rights it would give corporations and investors to sue governments.

Mostly, this is seen as just another 'corporate plot' to gain even more power and control. But as Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, the European parliament's EPP group shadow rapporteur on recommendations to the European commission on TTIP reveals, it is competitiveness concerns that underlie the push for TTIP. "An EU-US trade deal can make an essential contribution to Europe's future competitiveness," she said. "If we do not put ourselves in a position to develop our own technical standards and product-specific regulations, others will do it for us."

The take-away message for NGOs? Don't stop fighting TTIP. But unless you also support Simpol, anti-democratic trade treaties will only keep on returning.

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