Unregulated nuclear weapons systems continue to pose a threat to our global civilization. Since our founding, CGS has sought to reduce nuclear weapons and promote binding international regulation of nuclear materials. Today's changing global security environment, hacking of national security systems, and rise in terrorism reinforce the need to abolish Cold War-era weapons that fail to provide genuine global security.
Human rights are those rights which are held by all human beings equally, whatever our nationality, sex, origin, color, religion, or any other status. We advocate for an end to all forms of violence against men, women and children throughout the world. We track issues around the Human Rights Council, women's rights and gender based violence, civil rights, LGBT rights, human rights treaties, and more.
Global Democracy & Governance
As the world becomes more interdependent, it is valuable to think about new ways in which global affairs could be managed. How might the international process of consensus-building change in the future? What's fair? What's truly representative? In the future, how could the concerns that impact every person on the planet be addressed with greater coherence and coordination at a global level? Global democracy, world government, and world federalism are some of the terms and concepts used in considering how we might govern ourselves more effectively on a global level.
Ending Genocide and Mass Atrocities
The horrors of genocide are often prolonged by political inaction and lack of tools to protect vulnerable populations. National governments have a responsibility to protect their citizens, but the international community must act where they fail. Preventing abuse of the veto by permanent members of the UN Security Council and developing a rapid deployment capacity for humanitarian intervention are critical needs.
Climate security is an important issue that must be addressed by all nations multi-laterally. It is certainly one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces which undermines our global economy, threatens our health and increasingly leads to military conflict. Climate security topics include sustainable agriculture, energy security, climate-related conflict and climate negotiations and agreements.
What's Your Passion?
The Citizens for Global Solutions community is powerful when we raise our voices together for the United States to take a responsible and cooperative role in the world. It's important to us that we choose topics that are important to YOU. We want to communicate with YOU the way that YOU want us to. We want to provide YOU with opportunities participate in activities that you most elevate your passions. Do you prefer to give your time more than your money or vice versa? Would you rather connect with like-minded people online or do you prefer to network in person? Let us know how to best serve YOU!