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We are proud and excited to announce that Atlas is embarking on a new, exciting effort to build a true, global democracy.


If you have followed us in the last few years, you might as well know that we tend to take on big challenges. We campaigned against climate change, vaccine apartheid, authoritarians, and beyond, and one thing we understood is that all these issues have something in common: only together can humankind prevail. However, today, the United Nations and similar supranational institutions are all but fit for purpose: their undemocratic governance, lack of competence, and distance from the people often weaken the last hope we have in international cooperation. Because of these flaws, people's trust in the United Nations dropped by 15 percentage points in recent years.


This is why on the 2022 International Day of Democracy launched a multi-year project to change how we govern and leverage global institutions.

In 2023, Atlas will first conduct a transnational consultation on the future of global governance.

Then, starting in 2024 and leveraging the crowdsourced ideas, it will field a people-backed candidate at the 2026 U.N. Secretary-General (UNSG) selection process to give the United Nations the last chance for reform. If this effort is unsuccessful because of vetoes or similar undemocratic practices, Atlas and the citizen coalition built during the consultation will design, build, and launch a democratic, people-led transnational governance system to unite humankind beyond national borders truly be one. 


We are taking on this challenge, having already filed a candidate at the last UNSG selection process through its Forward campaign. Back in 2021, in less than a month of work, an Atlas team managed to run democratic primaries with a high degree of participation to select Rosalia Arteaga, a former President of Ecuador, as the first people-backed UNSG candidate in history. Ms. Arteaga's candidacy was discussed in the U.N. General Assembly before ending in the black hole of the Security Council.


A global election is a perfect stage to present our vision for true Democracy to the people of the world. So, let's build this global party together! You can help by ⤵️

Who's signing
Karsten Sommer
Rocco Parziani
Dhoha Ayed
James Akaba
Wei-Chun Chu
Matt Golding
Martin Chibanda
Nancy Huffine
Christabel Kisang
Linda Messmer
Mary Ger
Adarsh K Warman
Ibrahim Garba
Arusi Jérémy
John Vlasto
Gery Colombo
Rémy Marquier
Andrea Venzon

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Showing 18 reactions

  • Karsten Sommer
    signed 2022-09-29 12:09:25 UTC
  • Rocco Parziani
    signed 2022-09-22 10:32:46 UTC
  • Dhoha Ayed
    signed 2022-09-20 15:35:31 UTC
  • James Akaba
    signed 2022-09-18 17:54:10 UTC
  • Wei-Chun Chu
    signed 2022-09-18 15:10:23 UTC
  • Matt Golding
    signed 2022-09-17 18:43:11 UTC
  • Martin Chibanda
    signed 2022-09-16 18:50:33 UTC
  • Nancy Huffine
    signed 2022-09-16 13:52:47 UTC
    A very exciting time
  • Christabel Kisang
    signed 2022-09-16 04:22:30 UTC
  • Linda Messmer
    signed 2022-09-15 21:39:55 UTC
  • Mary Ger
    signed 2022-09-15 20:49:08 UTC
    Representation from the grassroots
  • Adarsh K Warman
    signed 2022-09-15 18:56:47 UTC
    May Peace Prevail On Earth
  • Ibrahim Garba
    signed 2022-09-15 14:01:21 UTC
    A welcome development.
  • Arusi Jérémy
    signed 2022-09-15 12:50:47 UTC
  • John Vlasto
    signed 2022-09-15 12:26:33 UTC
  • Gery Colombo
    signed 2022-09-15 12:16:37 UTC
  • Rémy Marquier
    signed 2022-09-15 11:50:00 UTC
  • Andrea Venzon
    signed 2022-09-14 18:56:54 UTC
    Let’s do this!