CAMPAIGN FOR A UNITED NATIONS
WORLD CITIZENS' INITIATIVE
A voice for global citizens
The UN's democratic deficit
The UN’s democratic deficit has been complained about for decades. While the UN has made some effort to include representatives of civil society and other major groups in some of its deliberations, there are no means for ordinary citizens to take influence.
Examples for citizens' input
In the European Union there is the official instrument of a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) which gives citizens the power to submit a legislative proposal to the European Commission. In principle, the ECI enables everyday citizens to identify a problem, propose a solution and submit their proposal, based on the support of one million EU citizens, to the European Commission for review. The ECI represents the first transnational tool of participatory democracy in the world.
A UN World Citizens' Initiative
A UNWCI will allow global citizens to have more impact in a world with growing dilemmas that require global cooperation of both states and citizens alike. It will help create a citizen-based global political sphere.
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