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What we will do.

We are United Citizens

United Citizens will be the first ever democratically run global institution, by people for people. Our first focus will be holding tech to account.
Recruit members
Elect board
Vote for campaign
Campaign for change

Listen & learn.

In 2018, The Fourth Group and partners ran a Global Inquiry into Citizens in the Digital Age to find out what people around the world believe (1) are our rights and responsibilities in the digital age, (2) is the biggest problem caused by tech, and (2) what we can do about it. The findings are outlined in the report “Our Tech Revolution”. This provides a base for our work.

Unite citizens.

The inquiry uncovered a gap: There is no global democratically-run membership organisation established to advocate on behalf of the public. This is where United Citizens comes in – we will advocate for the interests of citizens to shape tech for all, leaving nobody behind. To make this happen, we are crowdfunding to be financed independently.

Action & impact.

In 2019 and beyond, United Citizens will recruit members, elect its leadership, vote for campaigns, then campaign for change. We will employ a variety of online and offline tactics – such as community organising, petitioning, and lobbying – depending on the campaign goals and strategy. The underlying goal is to build civic power to shape tech for good.


Our Tech Revolution.

Click the image below to download the report “Our Tech Revolution”, which outlines the findings of the first global inquiry into citizens in the digital age.

"Technology is transforming the world - it's time we come together as global citizens and take back control. The Fourth Group is an example of the sort of stuff that needs to happen: Having an open dialogue about what we want from tech, finding common ground, and working together to make it happen. Join me by engaging."

Jamie Bartlett Author of "The People vs Tech"

"The world needs a global conversation to figure out how people can shape the fourth industrial revolution so that it benefits everyone. That is why I'm excited to support The Fourth Group and encourage every citizen to get engaged. Change is inevitable, but progress is optional. Speak up!"

Andrew Stern President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union

The organising team.

Malini Mehra
CEO, GLOBE Legislators
Lord David Neuberger
Baron of Abbotsbury
Toni Cowan-Brown
Vice President, NationBuilder
Peter Ptashko
Director, Global Social Entrepreneurship Network
Tanya Filer
Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Jon Barnes
Author, Democracy Squared
John Lazar CBE
Former CEO, MetaSwitch Ltd
Alvin Carpio
Founder & CEO, The Fourth Group
Tat-Seng Chiam
Head of Operation, The Fourth Group
Alina O'Keeffe
Head of Digital, The Fourth Group
Regions around the world
United Citizens


Get involved.

Become a member.

Contribute to our crowdfunder

Partner with us.

Any questions? Email us.

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