NOW! tackles world issues that impact an important part of the population and greatly benefit from being solved in a transnational manner. Throughout its battles, NOW! is anchored and driven by the defense and promotion of the following five cardinal values: democracy, individual freedom, free, fair & sustainable market economy, human rights, and ecologism.
NOW! believes that the three areas mentioned below urgently need to be addressed:
1. New Economy
In the last decades, globalization fostered economic development at skyrocketing rates, elevating billions of people out of poverty and creating a truly worldwide market. However, distortions are persisting and growing, such as the concentration of wealth in an increasingly smaller elite and the inability to quickly adapt to the needs of our planet, due to a lack of transnational solutions and cooperation. Examples of the areas transnational solutions are needed include, but are not limited to, topics such as fiscal justice, the fight against poverty, technology, space exploration, and the green economy.
Transnational policies can be put in place to fix such flaws and give new impetus for an inclusive, free, fair and sustainable global economy. NOW!’s solutions will work to enhance minimum standard of living for everyone, ensure real accountability for corporations, develop common space technology to advance our understanding of the universe and create major opportunities out of the green transition.
2. Our planet
There are certain global trends threatening the very core of our planet, our societies, and our humanity that can only be dealt with if humankind unites forces to coordinate an adequate response. The Climate Crisis is only one of the examples of the need for urgent cooperation: the inability to address humanely and effectively migration flows in a human and decent way, the uncoordinated and unconstrained exploitation of natural resources and the risk of global epidemics are all matters bigger than any nation-state and only manageable through concerted actions.
NOW!’s progressive solutions will ensure that all humans have access to a safe haven, that our planet survives and thrives, that we can adequately deal with epidemics. NOW! will work for the core of our humanity to remain intact: we are all in this together, we could all be subject to persecution and have to flee, touched by a viral disease, and climate change will impact us all. It’s time to act as such. it.
3. World democracy
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. NOW! 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. NOW! 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.