Democracy is a living concept. When threatened somewhere, it is threatened everywhere. The rise of populism and the threats to human rights showcase just that: governments feel legitimized to undermine our rights when other leaders are doing so around the world. Atlas will work to strengthen democracy, fight against its erosion and ensure that all people have access to their rights.
Finally, although some intergovernmental institutions and some international accountability exist, they need to be drastically improved to enable citizens to participate and to be able to have a real voice in the face of global trends. Atlas believes that moving towards a true system of democratic global governance on global topics is absolutely needed, and will establish frameworks on how to do so in the short, medium, and long terms.