What Is a Global Citizen?

A global citizen is someone who feels like they are a part of an emerging world community and someone who works to contribute to this society’s values and beliefs. Global citizens see the world as a whole, value diversity and understand global issues.

In most societies, citizens form communities based on their shared identities, which include economic, political, religious and social beliefs. A global citizen has a sense of belonging to a world community. These citizens are outraged by injustice, assume responsibility for their own actions, are willing to make the world a more sustainable place to live and have an understanding of how the world works as a whole in regards to politics, economics, social status, technology and environmental issues.