What we do
We cannot do this work alone; we collaborate with organizations, think tanks, and thought leaders to inform, inspire, and empower individuals to take action on the local, state, national, and international levels. By leveraging the expertise and insights of renowned experts, we provide a platform to invest and engage the next generation for collective action and collaboration.
With our comprehensive array of programming, CGS strives to tackle the pressing issues that persist in our world today through world federation principles and values. From advocating for human rights and social justice to promoting environmental sustainability and responsible governance, our initiatives are designed to make a tangible and lasting difference.
Musgrave Matching Youth Programming Campaign
The CGS Maine Chapter has generously donated from their Musgrave Fund towards national youth programming. Don’t miss out on a chance to double your donation! For every dollar you donate to our matching campaign, we will match it, up to $12,000.
Help us reach our goal and make an even bigger impact!
World Citizen Book Club
Dates (2nd Saturday):
Saturday, September 9 , Saturday, October 14, Saturday, November 11, and Saturday, December 9
12:00 -1:30 pm Eastern Time | 16:00 – 17:30 UTC
Join us for CGS’s longest-running program! Every year we take a deep-dive with two books; 10 sessions per year. Join the Q&A at any time and meet the authors or guest experts. The group meets on-line via Zoom on the second Saturday of each month from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST. We begin new books in February and August. The book club is free and open to the public.
Although we had to put this program on hold due to COVID19, we are excited to be relaunching in March of 2023! The Model UN+ program is a radical rethinking of Model United Nations (MUN). Through the reform ideas of Joseph Schwartzberg, Reform Security Council Modules can be seamlessly added to any MUN conference around the globe. They are free to any student, teacher, and MUN facilitator.
Model United Nations is both a high school and college simulation running all over the globe. It’s a simulation where students take on the responsibility of representing member United Nations countries to debate current issues we face and write resolutions to try and resolve them. Students are engaged in global governance issues and by the time they finish with an MUN conference, they are experts in global governance.
With our Model UN Plus program, any MUN conference can implement our Reform Security Council module with our free toolkit! What happens to decision making ability in the Security Council Committee when the powerful P5 Veto power is removed? Students will be able to think critically about the role of the United Nations and make connections of why strengthening it is necessary for a more peaceful and just world.
World Citizen Club
Citizens for Global Solutions, in partnership with the World Service Authority and Young World Federalists, has launched a network of World Citizen Clubs at colleges and universities nationwide, beginning with our first pilot program at George Mason University in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2022.
Why does being a world citizen matter?
Being a World Citizen recognizes the interdependence of all humanity and the universal human rights and responsibilities within our local and global communities. Identifying as a World Citizen empowers people to build community across the globe and advocate for world peace, protect the environment, and engage in world law. Far from being passive, we work with a like-minded advocates to take action.
Come and learn with us! Citizens for Global Solutions and World Service Authority are launching a series of free, on-line discussions with experts on vital global issues, such as:
Universal human rights
United Nations reform
World law and environmental protection
Discover innovative ideas that are making an impact and shaping the way we plan, implement, and improve global policy on topics that affect us all. Beyond mere discussion, these sessions will also highlight actions you can take to produce positive change in the areas that interest you. Engage with global experts on what reform ideas are making an impact and how they can be applied worldwide.
Join our next Global Conversations event in July.
World Citizen Fellowship
In partnership with the World Service Authority, we launched the World Citizen Fellowship program in January 2023 with Trinity Washington University, in Washington, D.C. We are excited to welcome the second cohorts of students in the fall of 2023!
15 weeks of workshops and capstone projects
Students engaged with workshops on human rights, peace and security, reforming the United Nations, and more
Program and Promotional Partners
If you would like to learn more about programming, and how you can participate or partner with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.