Fostering Global Citizenship is priority 3 of the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First initiative (GEFI). The GEFI talks about global citizenship in these ways:
“The world faces global challenges, which require global solutions. These interconnected global challenges call for far-reaching changes in how we think and act for the dignity of fellow human beings.”
“Education must fully assume its central role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies. It must give people the understanding, skills and values they need to cooperate in resolving the interconnected challenges of the 21st century.”
We live in an interconnected world, with a growing focus on becoming more globally-minded. You will often hear organizations, including CISV, use the term “global citizenship,” or talk about educating or creating “active global citizens.”
A global citizen is someone who is
To become a global citizen, you will have to be creative, flexible, dedicated, and proactive. Global citizens take an active part in the world community, and are committed to helping build a better world for us all.