14 November 2019
We the Peoples - Campaign kick-off
  New York, US Other events


As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020 under the theme “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”, it’s time to give people a direct voice in its affairs.

The instrument of a UN World Citizens’Initiative (UNWCI) will enable citizens to put forward proposals on key issues of concern for discussion at the UN General Assembly. A UNWCI will allow global citizens to have more impact and empowerment in a world faced with growing dilemmas that require global cooperation of both states and citizens alike.

In New York, we will present our campaign plan and research paper to civil society actors and interested people.



Please RSVP by responding here: www.worldcitizensinitiative.org/rsvp-ny


    Introduction to the campaing and partner organisations
    Presentation of academic paper: how would a UN World Citizen's Initiative work?
    Q&A with the audience
    Refreshments and networking
    Civil society organisations interested in joining the alliance
    Interested citizens
    Members of the press


  • Daniela Vancic
    European Progamme Manager, Democracy International
    Profile on this website: 
  • Caroline Vernaillen
    Global Manager PR & Community Building, Democracy International
    Profile on this website: 
  • Andreas Bummel
    Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders
  • Mandeep Tiwana
    Chief Programmes Officer, CIVICUS
  • Jeffery Huffines
    Senior Advisor, UN2020 Reform for CIVICUS
  • Dr Ben Murphy
    Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool
  • Dr James Organ
    Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool


UN Church Center (2nd floor)
777 UN Plaza (corner of 1st Ave & 44th St)
New York,
United States