Here's the summary before you dive deeper

We are striving to:


  • Bring about a new planetary governance paradigm capable of addressing the dire crises we face and stewarding our common world.


  • Uplift and recognise all people on Earth as equals, giving everyone voice on issues that affect humanity's collective future.

What's the Problem?

What's the Problem?

What's the Problem?

The Proposal : A Citizenship for All

The Proposal : A Citizenship for All

The Proposal : A Citizenship for All

How? Three Initial Phases

How? Three Initial Phases

How? Three Initial Phases

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The First Page of Our Next Chapter

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Whats the Problem?

THE PATH FORWARDS

Whats the Problem?

THE PATH FORWARDS

Whats the Problem?

THE PATH FORWARDS

"Is this a movement for open borders?"

No, our aims don't require eliminating borders.

No, our aims don't require eliminating borders. The world is not ready for such a change. Our focus is on transcending borders, connecting and empowering people through the internet and coordinating action to address the global challenges we face.

This could be the most important century in the history of our species.


The coming years will determine whether tree of life will flourish beyond imagination or wither and collapse under the immense weight of our collective actions.


Existential threats call humanity's chance of surviving this century into question.


Billions of people still live in poverty and privation, left behind as developed countries pursue their own interests.


The planetary metacrisis is unfolding with no sign of relenting.

  • Healthcare Access

  • Children's Rights

  • Armed Conflicts

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Food Security

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Natural Disasters

  • Water Pollution

  • Resource Scarcity

  • Migration Management

  • Nuclear Proliferation

  • Refugee Crisis

  • Human Trafficking

  • Terrorism and Extremism

  • Pandemics

  • Climate Change

  • Education Disparities

  • Cultural Preservation

  • Healthcare Access

  • Children's Rights

  • Armed Conflicts

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Food Security

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Natural Disasters

  • Water Pollution

  • Resource Scarcity

  • Migration Management

  • Nuclear Proliferation

  • Refugee Crisis

  • Human Trafficking

  • Terrorism and Extremism

  • Pandemics

  • Climate Change

  • Education Disparities

  • Cultural Preservation

  • Healthcare Access

  • Children's Rights

  • Armed Conflicts

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Food Security

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Natural Disasters

  • Resource Scarcity

  • Water Pollution

  • Income Inequality

  • Migration Management

  • Refugee Crisis

  • Nuclear Proliferation

  • Human Trafficking

  • Cybersecurity

  • Terrorism and Extremism

  • Pandemics

  • Climate Change

  • Education Disparities

  • Cultural Preservation

These problems know no borders. They affect all of us, regardless of where we are born, and are too immense for any one country to meet.

These problems know no borders. They affect all of us, regardless of where we are born, and are too immense for any one country to meet.

These problems know no borders. They affect all of us, regardless of where we are born, and are too immense for any one country to meet.

"Is this a movement for open borders?"

No, our aims don't require eliminating borders.

No, our aims don't require eliminating borders. The world is not ready for such a change. Our focus is on transcending borders, connecting and empowering people through the internet and coordinating action to address the global challenges we face.

These planetary crises requires a coordinated global response.

These planetary crises requires a coordinated global response.

These planetary crises requires a coordinated global response.

"Is this a movement for open borders?"

No, our aims don't require eliminating borders. The world is not ready for such a change. Our focus is on transcending borders, connecting and empowering people through the internet and coordinating action to address the global challenges we face.

Yet our international system remains constrained by the principle of sovereignty. Countries put national interests ahead of global needs, and we all bear the costs.


The UN is powerless to compel countries to enact the deep changes needed.


In the past, countries' actions had local impacts. But today, the decisions of a single nation can have dire global consequences, and the people of Earth have no way to have a say on the issues that affect us.


Continuing with things as they are will spell disaster.

Things don’t need to be this way.

Things don’t need to be this way.

Things don’t need to be this way.

There's an opportunity yet to be seized, a way to to create a new model that works for the planet and all who call it home.


Across our planet, there are millions of people who see themselves as global citizens more than citizens of their country. We recognise the interconnectedness of our lives and the planet we share. We know that a better world is possible.


We now have the technologies to give this latent identity a form, a unified structure to channel our collective will and begin to address the global challenges we face.

You never change things

by fighting the existing reality.

You never change things

by fighting the existing reality.

You never change things

by fighting the existing reality.

To change something,

build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

To change something,

build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

To change something,

build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

The Proposal

A Digital Global Citizenship,

A Citizenship for All

A Digital Global Citizenship,

A Citizenship for All

A Digital Global Citizenship,

A Citizenship for All

Global Citizens United is a movement to create a digital country, a country that anyone can join.


As a united entity that spans the globe, participating in the existing system but in a radical different way, we can take the first steps towards building a truly planetary society, where all human beings live dignified lives in harmony with the natural world.

Aims of the movement

Aims of the movement

Aims of the movement

Our aim is to unite global citizens around the world and create a digital country that anyone can join. As a united entity that spans the globe, we can take the first steps towards building a truly planetary society, where all human beings live dignified lives in harmony with the natural world.

Our aim is to unite global citizens around the world and create a digital country that anyone can join. As a united entity that spans the globe, we can take the first steps towards building a truly planetary society, where all human beings live dignified lives in harmony with the natural world.

Our aim is to unite global citizens around the world and create a digital country that anyone can join. As a united entity that spans the globe, we can take the first steps towards building a truly planetary society, where all human beings live dignified lives in harmony with the natural world.

Global Wealth Redistribution

Global wealth inequality exists among nations due to luck, exploitation, and consumption of valuable resources, with poorer countries struggling to invest in sustainable infrastructure.


Global wealth redistribution is necessary to address this inequality and environmental crises, and strategies such as compensation schemes, debt forgiveness, a global wealth tax, and cash transfers could be implemented.

Internet Access for All

The internet is a crucial tool for freedom, opportunity, and accessing information and services.


However, over 3 billion people still lack access to it.

Preserve & Regenerate

the Biosphere

We are witnessing dramatic declines in biodiversity and ecosystem health around the world. Humanity is inextricably connected to the natural world; our lives depend on the processes of nature. If the biosphere collapses our civilisations will quickly follow.


We will act to catalyse both local and global action to conserve and revive natural world.

Establish a World Federation

The existing international system is incapable of addressing the existential crises we're confronted with. As humanity's reach and influence extends to planetary proportions, it is imperative that our systems of governance scale proportionally.


We will campaign to create a World Federation, a democratic global institution capable of addressing global issues. In doing so, we will finally cement the equality of all humanity, making us duty-bound to strive to provide a dignified standard of living for everyone, regardless of where they live.

Digital Infrastructure & Services

The internet allows us to reach across borders, even to those living in oppressive regimes, and provide access to various crucial freedom-preserving services secure human rights.


We seek to develop the digital infrastructure that will become the foundations of our emerging global society, built in a way to protect and empower people rather than exploit them.

UN Membership & a Seat on the UN Security Council

To help reach planetary unity and ultimately a World Federation, we can strive for smaller goals like becoming a member of the United Nations and having a seat on the Security Council. As a global country with citizens across the world, we should have appropriate representation in international affairs like other nations.


Currently, the disproportionate power of the permanent members of the Security Council is based on historical circumstances and not fairness. We should aim to have equal representation in global affairs.

Internet Access for All

Digital Infrastructure & Services

Preserve & Regenerate the Biosphere

Global Wealth Redistribution

Establish a World Federation

UN Membership & a Seat on the UN Security Council

The internet is the library of the world, the backbone of 21st century societies, and necessary for securing various human rights.
Billions around the world still can't access it.

We seek to deliver access to this new birthright for all.

The internet allows us to reach across borders, even to those living in oppressive regimes, and provide access to various crucial freedom-preserving services secure human rights.


We seek to develop the digital infrastructure that will become the foundations of our emerging global society, built in a way to protect and empower people rather than exploit them.

We are witnessing dramatic declines in biodiversity and ecosystem health around the world. Humanity is inextricably connected to the natural world; our lives depend on the processes of nature. If the biosphere collapses our civilisations will quickly follow.

We will act to catalyse both local and global action to conserve and revive natural world.

The vast wealth inequality between countries is not only unjust, it also is hindering our capacity to address the various global ecological crises we face, the consequences of which will not be stopped by borders.

We will strive to bring about various forms of wealth redistribution to rectify this injustice and empower the poorer people's of our world.

The existing international system is incapable of addressing the existential crises we're confronted with. As humanity's reach and influence extends to planetary proportions, it is imperative that our systems of governance scale proportionally.

We will campaign to create a World Federation, a democratic global institution capable of addressing global issues. In doing so, we will finally cement the equality of all humanity, making us duty-bound to strive to provide a dignified standard of living for everyone, regardless of where they live.

We aim to be recognised like any other country and become members of the United Nations. Our aims include a permanent seat on the Security Council, joining the countries that dictates our collective course, to advocate for the planet and all who call it home.

If self-interested nation-states can have such a powerful influence on global affairs, why can’t we?

As a global country with the pursuing interests of our planet and all of humanity, why should we not have that level of representation?

Internet Access for All

Digital Infrastructure & Services

Preserve & Regenerate the Biosphere

Global Wealth Redistribution

Establish a World Federation

UN Membership & a Seat on the UN Security Council

Internet Access for All

Digital Infrastructure & Services

Preserve & Regenerate the Biosphere

Global Wealth Redistribution

Establish a World Federation

UN Membership & a Seat on the UN Security Council

"Is this even realistic?"

"Is this even realistic?"

"Is this even realistic?"

Our aims may seem absurd, impossible, a colossal utopian dream with little chance of success.

Our aims may seem absurd, impossible, a colossal utopian dream with little chance of success.

Our aims may seem absurd, impossible, a colossal utopian dream with little chance of success.

But we should not tame our ambitions for fear of their magnitude and the shadows they cast.

We are propelling humanity along its trajectory of unity, from tribes and villages to nations, now reaching for something even greater.

So, how might we even begin such an endeavour?

The Path Forwards

The Path Forwards

The Path Forwards

Starting a digital country for global citizens to catalyse the change we need might seem absurd, infeasible, ridiculous, radical— maybe. It’s an idea fit for the state of our times.


What follows is a potential pathway.

Phase I

The Movement, The Network

The Movement, The Network

The Movement, The Network

The first phase will focus on providing the seeds of a new collective narrative. Something that we can look to guide us as we move into the increasingly uncertain future.


Our goal here is to outline a new world view, to get people to ask themselves whether or not we should accept the way the world is and to start asking what should it be like.


As consequence of this will be attracting founding citizens. As our list of founding citizens grows, we will establish Global Citizens United chapters in cities around the world — in-person community groups that allows them to congregate with other citizens in their own cities.

Phase II

Internet Access, Services, and Local Action

Internet Access, Services, and Local Action

Internet Access, Services, and Local Action

Having established a community of citizens, this next phase has three primary focuses.


  1. Create and empower local action groups whose aim is to influence local, regional, and national politics in their respective countries to align with planetary needs.


  1. Develop digital infrastructure and services with the aim of delivering as much value to our citizens as possible. Why digital services? Because it is only through the internet that we can reach beyond borders and deliver access to freedom-preserving and empowering solutions to people around the world, many of whom live in countries controlled by oppressive regimes.


  1. Endeavour to ensure internet access is available to everyone on Earth. Internet access is crucial as it is not only necessary to be a part of this digital country, but also because it is the ultimate tool of freedom and opportunity.

Phase III

Starting a Country

Starting a Country

Starting a Country

As our society, economy, and influence grows to a point where it rivals and exceeds that of smaller nations, we will be in position where gaining diplomatic recognition as a country is possible.


According to international law, to become a legitimate country, we need a government, a defined territory, a permanent population, and the capacity to enter into relations with other states.


Each of these is an attainable for our digital country, though not in the order they are above.

Learn more in our Manifesto

“A country? Isn’t this ironic?”

Creating a country is a way for us to participate within the existing system though in a radically different way. There is nothing in international law that bars us from exercising our right to self-determination and to form another country.

“A country? Isn’t this ironic?”

Creating a country is a way for us to participate within the existing system though in a radically different way. There is nothing in international law that bars us from exercising our right to self-determination and to form another country.

“A country? Isn’t this ironic?”

Creating a country is a way for us to participate within the existing system though in a radically different way. There is nothing in international law that bars us from exercising our right to self-determination and to form another country.

Permission is NOT necessary

Permission is not necessary

Permission is not necessary

Our goal is not to simply check boxes on an international lawyer's list.

Our goal is not to simply check boxes on an international lawyer's list.

Our goal is not to simply check boxes on an international lawyer's list.

We don't need recognition from the international community to achieve many of our goals.

We don't need approval or permission to do what is right.

Be the spark!

Register as a Founding Citizen

Register as a Founding Citizen

Register as a Founding Citizen

The existing international system is incapable of addressing the planetary crises we face and uplifting the billions left behind.


A new model is necessary. A model that we, united, can create.


The generations of humans alive to today — you reading this right now — have a responsibility. We have a responsibility embrace our role as stewards of Earth and meet this collective challenge — together.


Accepting this responsibility and the role you can play could be your most radical act.


The act we need.

Register

"If not us, who?

And if not now, when?"

To the leaders, ready to chart a new path, awaiting the spark.

To the nurturers,

suffering as you gaze upon a dying world, longing for community and regeneration.

To the dreamers,

who know what can be, who know of the splendorous world we can create.

To the builders,

who know how it can be done.

To you,

reading this at this moment.

If you’ve been waiting for the call, this is it.

Accept this invitation to help write the next chapter of the Human story.

To the leaders, ready to chart a new path, awaiting the spark.

To the nurturers,

suffering as you gaze upon a dying world, longing for community and regeneration.

To the dreamers,

who know what can be, who know of the splendorous world we can create.

To the builders,

who know how it can be done.

To you,

reading this at this moment.

If you’ve been waiting for the call, this is it.

Accept this invitation to help write the next chapter of the Human story.

To the leaders, ready to chart a new path, awaiting the spark.

To the nurturers,

suffering as you gaze upon a dying world, longing for community and regeneration.

To the dreamers,

who know what can be, who know of the splendorous world we can create.

To the builders,

who know how it can be done.

To you,

reading this at this moment.

If you’ve been waiting for the call, this is it.

Accept this invitation to help write the next chapter of the Human story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this idea realistic?

Is this a movement for open borders?

Who can become a citizen?

What are the benefits of becoming a citizen?

How can I get involved?

Why a digital country?

Is the aim to completely remove state-sovereignty?