1 for 7 Billion founders urge the Secretary-General to build an inclusive UN

Civil society advocates from around the world are urging newly appointed UN Secretary-General António Guterres to be a champion for civil society and to take concrete steps to build a more inclusive UN.

The United Nations Association - UK, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, CIVICUS and Avaaz, four of the founding members of the 1 for 7 Billion campaign, have collected a range of proposals from 1 for 7 Billion's global network of civil society organisations. 

Challenging Mr Guterres to pursue his pledge to make cooperation with civil society "a key element in solving global problems", the series of articles offers solutions for a fairer, more inclusive UN across a range of processes and programmes.

Building on the principles contained in 1 for 7 Billion's Policy Platform, the publication includes recommendations for high-level appointments to grounded in best practice on equality, diversity and transparency. 

Read 1 for 7 Billion's open letter to Secretary-General Guterres

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