Who we are
Atlas is a Global, Equitist political party.
🌏 Global because the founding belief of Atlas is that our future is global and cannot be tackled by working alone. Hence we must unite by building a democratic, global governance to seize shared opportunities and tackle common challenges.
⚡️ Equitist because Atlas is committed to working for a world that is characterized by low levels of inequalities, a very high degree of openness, and broad freedoms for everyone. Basically, a free, fair, and federal planet: what we call an equitist world.
🎯 Party because Atlas strives to gain power & influence across the planet by electing officials with one shared vision of the future
What we stand for
We identify as Equitists - where equitism is a progressive political philosophy - with three central values guiding our work:
We believe that people have the power, and only democracy guarantees that people are free to speak and their voices are heard. Hence, we must make our villages, cities, regions, countries, and supranational institutions as democratic and free as possible.
We believe that modern societies must be equitable, where equitable rights and opportunities are granted to all regardless of their gender, skin color, religion, ethnicity, or location of birth. In practice, we stand for human rights (including LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights, etc.), solidarity, and ecologism.
We believe that the concept of nation-states is outdated. Humanity must move toward a democratic, global governance to ensure that everyone, whoever they are and wherever they live, has power.
What we do
We will run for elections worldwide.
To start, Atlas will launch a bid for the 2026 United Nations Secretary-General to galvanize attention to the need to design, build, and launch the Equitist future of global governance.
When this effort is well underway, Atlas national chapters will field candidates to compete in elections and advance our vision in worldwide nation parliaments and congress.
Why we are needed
1️⃣ Because nation-states are not fit for purpose: climate change, pandemics, authoritarianism, space exploration 🛰️, artificial intelligence - there is no way our countries can deal with these issues alone, nor should they if we are honest. Today’s threats and opportunities do not stop at national borders, and neither should our politics.
2️⃣ Because freedom is losing: we are on the brink of a global conflict, and democratic nations still depend on authoritarian countries for energy, goods, and much more. If we don’t change course and we don’t build a common front, democracy has no future.
3️⃣ Because the way the world works is disgusting, and it’s only getting worse: money continues to be concentrated among the few while inequalities skyrocket. We must work to provide equitable rights and opportunities for all, whoever or wherever they are.
Atlas started off as a grassroots movement (see our story) and has some exciting achievements:
🚀 Built a thriving community of change-makers, ready to take action across the world,
🚀 Launched multiple activism campaigns on topics such as democracy, vaccines, women’s rights, and climate. It had a success: the director of WHO promised to push our vaccines campaign,
🚀 Ran a political campaign challenging the U.N. Secretary-General Selection process and elected a former head of state as a candidate, which was discussed at the U.N. General Assembly,
🚀 Reached more than 5 million people on social media & recruited +20,000 supporters,
🚀 Organized hundreds of events, protests & actions across the world,
🚀 Built a coalition of leading politicians from 4 continents and involved leading influencers including Joshua Wong, Juan Guaido, Veronica Tsapkala, and Audrey Tang,
🚀 Appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, BBC, Vice, The Economist, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Euronews, Hong Kong Free Press, and tv stations. Gave a TED talk, which supported the further growth of the movement.