Who are we?

The Foundation for Global Citizenship has built this website, as part of its mission to promote global citizenship and international solidarity.

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) supports people in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organisations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. Together, we defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all.

GCAP is a network of over 11,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) organized in 58 National Coalitions and in constituency groups of women, youth and socially-excluded people, among others.  

What are the Peoples Assemblies?

Local and national People’s Assemblies are organized around the world – in September 2021 in 30 countries. Participants are from women’s organisations, youth, older people and from different marginalized groups. 

The first Global People’s Assembly at the UN took place during the SDG Summit on 24 and 25 September 2019. 2021 the Global People’s Assembly will be held from 21 to 23 September during the UN General Assembly.

We are in the middle of a global inequality crisis. COVID-19 has made this worse - the vaccine inequality divides even more. We need a strong people·s voice for global justice. Civl society including representatives from women·s, youth, older persons and organisations of marginalised people from all over the world will come together in the Global People·s Assembly. They bring the perspectives from communities - including from People·s Assemblies in 30 countries. The participants will prepare a declaration, which will be presented to the governments at the UNGA and the UN leadership.

You will find the Programme of the People·s Assembly in the registration link. Here is the list of 31 co-organisers - global networks and constituency groups:

    • Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD)
    • Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSD)
    • Asia Civil Society Partnership on Sustainable Development (APSD)
    • Asia-Pacific Regional CSOs Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM)
    • Asia Dalits Rights Forum
    • Asia Development Alliance (ADA)
    • Bread for the World, Germany
    • Bridging Ventures
    • CBM
    • CIVICUS
    • Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group
    • Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UNWN)
    • CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)
    • Democracy Without Borders
    • EURODAD
    • FORUS
    • Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF)
    • GESTOS
    • Global Forum of Communities of DWD (GFoD)
    • Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
    • Global Policy Forum
    • Gray Panthers
    • Latindadd
    • My World Mexico
    • No Profit on Pandemic
    • Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
    • Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office
    • SDG Watch Europe
    • Women Engaged for a Common Future (WECF)
    • Women’s Major Group 
    • TAP Network
    • Trust Africa