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Campaign launched in New York

Over 100 civil society groups united under the umbrella of ‘We the Peoples’ are calling on the United Nations (UN) to establish a World Citizens’ Initiative. The instrument would enable citizens to put proposals on the agenda of the UN General Assembly for further action. The Campaign for the World Citizens’ Initiative was formally launched at a meeting opposite …

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World Citizens’ Initiative welcomed at Global Forum on Direct Democracy

This year, Democracy International, together with Democracy Without Borders and CIVICUS, started a campaign for a World Citizens’ Initiative at the United Nations level under the name “We the Peoples“. To examine its feasability, we asked two experts to find out exactly how such an instrument could work under international law. Ben Murphy, Lecturer in …

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