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Making a case for Global Citizenship at the High-Level Political Forum 2021

The ongoing global pandemic has, as much as any other experience in recent history, demonstrated our mutual interdependence and interconnectedness. A congregation of the NGO Major Group's Cluster for Global Citizenship is gathering to explore this mutual interdependence, and we invite you to join us for this much-needed impulse introspection into the role played by collaborative problem-solving in an increasingly complex world.

In fulfillment of the NGO Major Group’s Cluster for Global Citizenship (CGC) mission to raise awareness and action around the understanding that humanity now represents one interdependent, richly diverse global community, we invite those interested to join us in articulating some of the new realities emerging from our current challenges on 9th July 2021 from 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT.

Global Citizenship: Foundations for an Interconnected World  

The pandemic has exposed how interconnected the world really is. Join us at the High-Level Political Forum and contribute to the discussion of how our interconnectivity impacts the United Nations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To kick off the conversation, we’ll hear live music and short summaries from four accomplished practitioners on the role of global citizenship in creating the world we all want to live in. The remainder of the session will be dedicated to hearing all voices.

All are welcome! As COVID has helped us recognize ourselves as one humanity sharing one planet,  it’s become even more clear that it is no longer enough for us to work individually or to focus on projects and goals while ignoring the critical importance of developing global citizenship consciousness. Recognizing our common citizenship is a means for transcending differences so that we can build a more deeply transformative sustainable development paradigm.

Our Allies and Co-Organizers! 

  • Baha’i International Community – The Baha’i International Community represents the worldwide Baha’i community, whose members come from every national, ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic background, representing a cross-section of humanity.
  • Let There Be Light International  – Let There Be Light International has helped more than 775,000 people in off-grid Africa gain access to solar energy in their homes and health clinics.
  • Kosmos Journal – The Kosmos mission is to inform, inspire and engage individual and collective participation for global transformation in harmony with all Life.
  • Unity Earth – UNITY EARTH is a global network of organizations and individuals standing together to build worldwide solutions for unity, purpose, and peace.
  • The Millennials Movement – The Millennials Movement is an organization that promotes local sustainable development by empowering citizens.
  • Childhood Education International (CE International), an international development organization focused on developing and amplifying solutions that lead to positive change in pre-primary and primary-age children’s learning and lives.
  • NGO Major Group -The NGO Major Group is tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement of non-governmental organizations in the processes, directly and indirectly, related to the High-Level Political Forum.

Meet the Speakers! 

  • Judit Torok – Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (Pratt Institute), and a  Melton Fellow since 1994
  • Lili Nkunzimana – Facilitator at Morneau Shepell
  • Nickhil Sharma – Ph.D. Researcher, AI & Social Justice, and a Melton Fellow since 2012
  • Skylar Funk – Singer/Songwriter with US indie band Trapdoor Social
  • Tatiana Sharpe – Founder & CEO at Global Impact Network Inc



Join us as our impulse speakers answer these three pertinent questions at the intersection of Global Citizenship and the United Nations:

  • If you could offer one piece of advice about global citizenship to world leaders, what would it be?
  • As the world is changing, what could the UN do to create a world that works for all global citizens?
  • How do you see global citizenship applying to the Sustainable Development Goals?

If you couldn’t join the conversation, find out here what happened!