Exceptional benefits include ACCESS to a network of global leaders, EXPERIENCE specially curated events, and the opportunity to create a lasting IMPACT.
The Global Citizen Forum introduces a new membership-based community that offers year-long access to events and experiences around the world with a global network of members and partners advocating the potential of global citizenship.
Being a part of the Global Citizen Forum allows members to reach beyond borders while turning promising contacts into thriving opportunities. By unlocking a network of government, business and thought leaders, members will optimize their experience and impact as global citizens through a diverse community that thrives in the spirit of harmony, friendship and collaboration.
Incorporated as a non-profit in Montreal, Canada, the Global Citizen Forum’s Advisory Board consists of Cherie Blair, Head of the Cherie Blair Women’s Foundation; Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award-Winning Artist; Irina Bokova, Former Director-General of UNESCO; Hon. Sergio Marchi, Former Canadian Minister Citizenship & Immigration; and Sheikh Moe Al Thani, a member of the Royal family of Qatar.
“We are delighted to have such high level and inspirational figures in our community. The Advisory board and the new membership program are a major step forward in the development of the Global Citizen Forum, which is set to become the leading platform for advocacy on mobility and migration,” said Talimka Yordanova, the Forum’s Chief Executive Officer.
Members of the Global Citizen Forum are granted the opportunity to participate in vital dialogue on global issues during specially curated events, workshops, trainings and experiences. These include access to regional GCF gatherings during the UNGA in New York City, WEF in Davos, Expo 2020 in Dubai, as well as access to partnering networks such as Concordia Summit, Global Blockchain Business Council and many others.
The Global Citizen Forum also redefined its mission statement which is built on five core pillars — governance, technology, mobility, sustainability and culture. These pillars represent the fundamental building blocks of global citizenship and are used as channels for dialogue and measurable impact.
“As citizens of the world, we understand that global challenges are not defined by borders, regions or nationalities and we share a social conscience to address and overcome them,” said Armand Arton, Founder of the Global Citizen Forum.
In addition to the year-long events and experiences, members are invited to the GCF Annual Summit hosted in different parts of the world. The 5th edition, The Future of Human Mobility, will be hosted in Yerevan on October 10-12, 2019.
From Heads of State, government officials, members of royal families, to ambassadors and diplomats, business leaders and bankers, as well as artists, designers, sports personalities, and celebrities, more than 500 attendees are expected to attend the Annual Summit in Yerevan, who all share the commitment to empower global citizenship.
The Annual Summit will build on the progress of previous editions held in Dubai, Toronto, Monaco, and Montenegro, with guests that included the late Mr. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission; Ms. Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO; the Hon. Gaston A. Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda; Mr Robert De Niro, award-winning Actor and Director; and Eve, Grammy-Winning artist.
About the Global Citizen Forum
The Global Citizen Forum® is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Founded by Armand Arton, the Forum aims to foster dialogue with policymakers and stakeholders who seek to tackle the world’s pressing issues related to global citizenship.
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Kofi Annan addressed the refugee crisis in Europe and its root causes. Monaco, 12 October 2015Global Citizen Forum