UN's Summit of the Future 2024
UN's Summit of the Future 2024
Purpose of the Summit
In the wake of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, a period marked by unprecedented global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and rapid technological advancements, the need for a reinvigorated global governance system has never been clearer. The Summit of the Future 2024 is a pivotal moment for nations to come together to strengthen international collaboration, ensuring commitments are met and addressing emerging challenges and opportunities. The goal is to rebuild trust in the multilateral system and ensure a sustainable future for all.
Origins: The Backdrop
The stagnation of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the rallying call for global governance reform on the UN's 75th anniversary set the stage for the Summit of the Future. Inspired by the Secretary-General's "Our Common Agenda," the summit represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance global cooperation and governance, leading to a more interconnected and resilient world.
Scheduled for September 2024, the summit aims to deliver a comprehensive Pact for the Future that will address key aspects of sustainable development, peace and security, technological progress, youth empowerment, and the transformation of global governance.
Amplifying the SDGs
The Summit's focus is on reigniting the momentum towards achieving the SDGs by 2030, leveraging global cooperation to overcome current challenges and seize new opportunities for sustainable development.
Key Summit Highlights
Safeguarding the Future: Introducing policies and actions focused on the long-term well-being of future generations, including a dedicated intergovernmental forum and the use of foresight techniques.
Handling Global Shocks: Proposing an Emergency Platform for coordinated response to significant global crises under the Secretary-General's authority.
Youth Inclusion: Enhancing youth participation in UN processes through global engagement standards and tracking frameworks.
Reimagining Metrics: Moving beyond GDP to measure sustainable development, focusing on human well-being and environmental protection.
Digital Future Vision: Charting a roadmap for a secure digital future with a focus on connectivity, digital public infrastructure, and AI governance.
Revamping Financial Systems: Reforming the global financial architecture to be more resilient, inclusive, and equitable.
Universal Peace: Reinventing collective security to address modern risks and promote sustainable development.
Education Transformation: Recognizing education as a global public good, with a focus on lifelong learning and international cooperation.
Integrity in Digital Spaces: Advocating for a safer digital space and a UN Code of Conduct to ensure information integrity.
UN 2.0: Proposing an upgraded UN system to enhance expertise in innovation, data, and digital realms.
The Bigger Picture: Reinventing Global Governance
The Summit of the Future is a testament to global unity and the human spirit, aiming to re-energize the multilateral system for a positive impact across generations. By reaffirming our commitment to the SDGs and the UN Charter, we are taking a significant step towards a prosperous, interconnected, and sustainable future for all.
Join us in shaping a sustainable future at the UN's Summit of the Future 2024.