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...

Simpol Australia welcomes 2 newly pledged MPs and 2 Senators

In the run-up to the Australian Federal Election on 2nd July, over 50 candidates signed the Pledge to implement Simpol alongside other governments. We're delighted 4 of them were elected. Welcome to Julie Collins MP (ALP, Franklin), Anne Stanley MP (ALP, Werriwa), Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA), and Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens, NSW)! We thank all candidates who signed the Simpol pledge for their support. Go here for more.

Irish election result: 14 TDs pledged to implement Simpol!

14 Members of the Irish Parliament are now pledged to implement the Simultaneous Policy. See the full list here. Download our Press Release or visit Simpol-Ireland's website.

New book: The Simpol Solution

John Bunzl and Nick Duffell's new book, The Simpol Solution, is due out January 2017.

The book explains why our efforts to deal with global problems are failing, and proposes new ways of thinking to help us tackle them. Blending politics and psychology, it shows us why we must all come to terms with the crippling effect of global competition and how through new thinking and simultaneous cooperative action we can overcome the problems we face today and tomorrow.

“It’s ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try.” - Noam Chomsky

For more and to order go here.

Simpol at 38 Degrees Live: London 1st Nov.

John Bunzl will present Simpol at 38 Degrees Live in London on 1st Nov. 2016. Hosted by BAFTA award-winning presenter Heydon Prowse, it promises to be quite an evening. So why not join us? Please register here

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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