More than 200 civil society groups from over 50 countries that operate internationally call on the United Nations and its member governments to establish the instrument of a World Citizens’ Initiative that would enable citizens to put items on the UN’s agenda. The campaign, coordinated under the slogan of “We the Peoples,” was initiated by Democracy Without Borders, Democracy International, and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. In a joint statement, the campaign’s supporters emphasize that collective responses of the international community are required, insisting that people need to have a direct voice in the UN’s affairs. Read more here.
Source: Democracy Without Borders