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 governments to cooperate to solve global problems - problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Cooperation among governments is essential because these problems cross national boundaries, and because competition to attract investment and jobs means that any government that moved first would make its economy uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse. To solve global problems, governments must act together. If all governments act together, simultaneously, everyone wins. But while they fail to cooperate, it's the markets that continue to run politics - not we, the people.

By supporting Simpol you are driving governments to cooperate. You are telling politicians that you’ll be giving strong voting preference at all future national elections to politicians who have signed the Simpol Pledge to the probable exclusion of those who haven’t.

With many parliamentary seats, and even entire 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 – a process leading to the implementation of a range of measures to solve global problems.

This is the simple mechanism Simpol supporters use to advance the cause of global justice. 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.

So, please act now by signing up as a Simpol Supporter and we’ll inform your parliamentary or congressional representative. That way they’ll know that they need to sign the Pledge if they want the best chance of receiving your vote.

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. To read about Simpol in your language and to get involved in the campaign in your country click here.

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National Simpol campaigns

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Simpol latest news...

Irish General Election: Latest candidates to sign the Pledge...

11.2.16: Johnny O'Mahony (Greens) Cork South West

10.2.16: Tracy McElhinney (Labour) Meath West

8.2.16: Rachel McCarthy (Sinn Féin) Cork South West

8.2.16: Katherine Zappone (Ind.) Dublin South West

7.2.16: Joe Costello (Labour) Dublin Central

21.1.16: Tommy Broughan (Ind.) Dublin Bay North

18.1.16: Eamon Ryan (Greens) Dublin Bay South

14.1.16: Sean Crowe (Sinn Féin) Dublin S. West

11.1.16: Ronan McMahon (Renua I.) Dublin S. West

7.1.16: Seán Haughey (FF) Dublin Bay North

If you're an Irish citizen, please sign on to the Simpol campaign now to encourage YOUR candidates to sign the Pledge. For more, visit Simpol-Ireland.

UK MP Jonathan Edwards signs the Pledge

Jonathan Edwards MP

18th Aug: We're delighted that Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards, has signed the Simpol Pledge, bringing the total of UK Simpol-pledged MPs to 30. Edwards signed after Simpol-UK sent him a Petition form submitted by one of his constituents.

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

Post-Paris, Green vs. Competitive hasn't gone away

In this article on the Huffington Post, Simpol's founder John Bunzl teams up with climate activist David Saddington to explain why Green Capitalism won't be enough to impact climate change, and why only deeper international cooperation of the kind Simpol calls for can suffice. 

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.

Simpol in a nutshell: The Political Prisoner's Dilemma

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