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Caroline Vernaillen

Caroline Vernaillen, PR and Community Building


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The biggest challenges facing humanity such as pandemics, the climate crisis, and violent conflict are global and cross-cutting in nature. With each passing day, they become more pressing. International collaboration and global governance need to improve significantly and become more accountable to those affected most: the world’s citizens. Our We the Peoples campaign works to make the UN more inclusive and democratic.

Along with a coalition of over 200 NGOs, Democracy International is calling for three democratic updates to the United Nations system. With the We The Peoples campaign, we launched a global call to introduce a UN World Citizens’ Initiative, an instrument that would allow citizens’ to put items on the Agenda of the UN; a UN Parliamentary Assembly, which would give citizens a say in who represents them at the UN; and  the creation of a UN Civil Society Envoy office, which would strengthen the involvement of NGOs at the UN. The call was joined by organisations from around the world, including Avaaz, Greenpeace, ActionAid and Open Society Foundations and can still be endorsed here.

A World Citizens’ Initiative at the United Nations (UNWCI) would enable people from everywhere in the world to make their voices heard and put their...
At the global level, citizens are represented by appointees by governments. This makes it extremely difficult for people to hold their...
The hurdles for civil society and citizen lobbying to take influence on multilateral decision-making are very high, and contexts and challenges vary...
Democracy International regularly sends out press releases on the We the peoples Campaign.

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