Together First is a campaign formed from a coalition of over 150 NGOs which was launched at the Paris Peace Forum alongside the Stimson Center, the Igarapé Institute, CIVICUS and the Chinese Initiative on International Law.
Together First is committed to making the best ideas for global governance a reality. They believe that by making the conversation on global governance accessible and inclusive, they will help create a more democratic, transparent and accountable system – one that is, ultimately, more effective too.
They believe that UN’s 75th anniversary in 2020 must be the starting point of a global governance transformation. Together First is campaigning for the September 2020 world leaders’ summit to discuss, agree and initiate the reforms we urgently need, based on an inclusive action plan.
Through their call for ideas, they hope to bring new voices to the decision-making table, and work with them to push for concrete solutions and implementation. Their work will be closely coordinated with the UN’s 75th anniversary initiative, which will stimulate dialogues around the world on the future we need, and the UN2020 civil society coalition lobbying for meaningful public engagement with the leaders’ summit.
UNA-UK provides the secretariat for Together First. Decision making within Together First is supported by a Coordination Team of representatives from each of these organisations.