Who we are

1 for 7 Billion is a global campaign supported by organisations and individuals from all corners of the globe committed to getting the best UN Secretary-General.  

The UN Secretary-General plays a crucial role in tackling global challenges and improving the lives of seven billion people. It is vital that the best person is chosen for the job. But the selection process is secretive and outdated. Just five countries hold sway over a decision that affects us all. The next Secretary-General will be appointed in 2016.

Over 750 organisations have signed up to the campaign with a combined reach of more than 170 million people worldwide. Eminent personalities like Kofi Annan and increasing numbers of governments support our aims. 

Candidates are putting themselves forward. Horse-trading is already underway. We need to act now.

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Amnesty International, CIVICUS, Control Arms, FEMNET, Forum Asia, ITUC, WFUNA and many more are already on board.  Will your organisation join our growing list?

1 for 7 Billion's NGO supporters

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