Center for UN
Constitutional Research


1. Our Work:

The Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR) is a not-for- profit independent think-tank with the primary mission of providing research and policy recommendations concerning the United Nations Charter and structure in the direction its constitutionalisation. Our work aims to contextualize today’s debates and literature on global governance and its problems, such as the environment, wars and conflicts, extreme poverty, human rights violations, conventional and nuclear disarmament, into workable solutions for our interdependent global community. Specifically, we envision the creation of a rights-based UN, where people are represented alongside the states, and where our rights, such as the right to clean environment, right to elect our representatives, and our human rights, are recognized globally. Our goal is to reform the existing international law and global system, where the power lies with “We the Peoples”, as specified by the UN Charter, through a transformed United Nations.

2. Our Vision:

Every day, vulnerable populations around the world are affected by climate, conflict, and coercion. The root of these causes is the inadequate way global decisions are made. The present framework for the international community to resolve contemporary issues is based on the UN Charter, which, when put to the test, has failed to avert famine, halt armed conflicts, or bring about a more democratic world. At CUNCR, we believe the time has come to create a better world. While our methods are legalistic, the outcomes are tangible: a truly democratic world parliament that includes a system of representation for the people of the world. The abolition of nuclear weapons. Real action on climate change. In short, we are interested in securing real, meaningful human rights, for all human beings.

3. The Task:

The Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR) is opening our Global Citizens Initiative by calling for contestants to help in the design of CUNCR’s logo. All entries will be considered for a 1st place (€1,300), 2nd place (€700), and 3rd place (€300) prize. We envision a logo that symbolizes democracy, constitutional reform, United Nations, and global citizenry in a simple yet powerful design. The color scheme should include UN and democratic colors, prominently a variation of light blue or teal.

Take into consideration:
The winning logo will have a high impact on our audience and be distinct-looking, not overly similar to the logos of other non-profit organizations. The use of official icons or clip-art styles should be avoided. The typeface and overall design should be clear and easily

The target audience includes a wide spectrum of human rights defenders of all ages, ranging from government officials to youth activists, all over the world. To this end, we are looking for a logo that balances classic and contemporary, compounding sophisticated and bold styles into a unified design.

We encourage participation from all corners of the globe and will aim to distribute the prizes based on 3 different continents.

4. Instructions:

In order to compete, please send in:
- Name, Country
- Brief description of design
- Contact Information (Email, phone number)
- Logo (See details below)

Submit all together before the deadline of April 30th , 2018, 12pm (GMT) to

5. Logo Submission Details

The logo you submit should be a web preview in PNG, GIF, or JPG format, in RGB mode, with a minimum size of 960x960px and a maximum size of 2040x8160px.

Please keep in mind while designing that while that is all we require for your entry, the winning design must be fully vectorized with outlined fonts, and the winner must submit the original editable file, EPS files in both RGB and CMYK formats, and a web preview in PNG, JPG, or PDF. Unmodified commercial fonts must be used as provided for in their licenses.


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