In December 2020, UN2020 adopted its forward looking three-year strategic plan (2021-2023) which includes a reorganization of its management and engagement structures to make it more democratic, inclusive and representative of global civil society as we make the transition from UN2020 into the Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN). 

To strengthen engagement and ownership in the work of the campaign, the Coalition invites civil society networks and organizations to apply for membership under three different categories: Partners, Members, and Supporters. Each category of engagement enjoys a different set of benefits and opportunities, as defined below.

C4UN Membership Categories for Organizations

  • Partners are organizations involved in the substantive work of the Coalition
  • They both commit to and implement the campaigns, programs, advocacy, and all other activities of the Coalition
  • They are the proactive and generative actors in the Coalition and its advancement is dependent on their work
  • Partners are closely involved in the strategic direction of the network and are asked to make both time and financial contributions (to be determined by the C4UN Steering Committee)
  • Partners support the principles and implement the provisions of the UN2020 People’s Declaration and Plan for Global Action

Partner benefits include:

  • Only Partners can apply to become  members of the C4UN Steering Committee
  • Facilitate standing committees, thematic work groups and multilateral innovation hubs
  • Proactively help to chart the course of C4UN
  • Interface with UN Member States, the UN Secretariat, and other stakeholders on behalf of C4UN
  • Speak on behalf of C4UN in relevant meetings, fora, and media
  • Have their work featured on a designated webpage of the C4UN and Coalition social media

  • Members are organizations who follow and participate in the work of the Coalition
  • They contribute to advancing the Coalition’s mission and goals
  • They utilize the Coalition to share information, intelligence, and general, relevant updates. They must align with the vision and principles of C4UN
  • Members endorse the UN2020 People’s Declaration and Plan for Global Action
  • Members follow the work of C4UN through the relevant mailing list

  • Supporters are civil society organizations (CSOs) and individuals who:
    • are part of the Coalition mailing list
    • participate in Coalition activities, but do not fit in either of the other categories