UN SG Summit of the Future: Policy Briefs


Here, you can consult an HTML version of the policy briefs published on the official website of the United Nations website. The main goal of this page is to help spread the concepts behind the UN Secretary General’s “Our Common Agenda” initiative. Please let us know your ideas and comments via email to diplo@diplomacy.edu

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To Think and Act for Future Generations | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 1

This policy brief is the first in a series setting the framework for preparations for the Summit of Future in 2024. It outlines policy priorities for dealing with the rights of future generations. In …

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Strengthening the International Response to Complex Global Shocks – An Emergency Platform | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 2

An Emergency Platform should be created to deal with future global shocks. This Policy Brief proposed that the Emergency Platform should be a flexible set of on-call protocols that should be activated…

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Meaningful Youth Engagement in Policy and Decision-making Processes | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 3

Involving youth isn't about pandering to them; it's about making decisions more effective and restoring trust in public institutions. With social cohesion teetering and the stakes for the planet at an…

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Valuing What Counts: Framework to Progress Beyond Gross Domestic Product | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 4

GDP fails to account for what truly matters: human well-being, the environment, and long-term sustainability. It follows on the 'beyond GDP' trend, which is accelerated by the UN's Sustainable Develop…

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A Global Digital Compact – an Open, Free and Secure Digital Future for All | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 5 

While the digital world expands, its benefits are not shared worldwide. The digital divide is widening from unaffordable smartphones in Africa to a concentration of data power in a few hands. This Pol…

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Reforms to the International Financial Architecture | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 6 

The international financial architecture is outdated and failing humanity. From egregious borrowing costs for developing countries to underinvestment in global crises like climate change and pandemics…

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For All Humanity – the Future of Outer Space Governance | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 7

With increased congestion in Earth's orbit and a rising number of stakeholders vying for space resources, outer space's safety, security, and sustainability are at a tipping point. As nations increasi…

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Information Integrity on Digital Platforms | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 8

As digital platforms become the new public square, they offer unprecedented opportunities for dialogue and mobilization. Yet, these platforms are also Ground Zero for a war on truth, enabling the vira…

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A New Agenda for Peace | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 9

While the United Nations has successfully averted global conflicts, peace remains elusive for many. As countries remain mired in division, the report on Our Common Agenda serves as a clarion call: New…

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Transforming Education | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 10

The right to education and lifelong learning is at the very heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because education, knowledge and learning are central to the dignity, growth and develo…

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UN 2.0 | Our Common Agenda Policy Brief 11

Building on major structural reforms since 2017, UN 2.0 encapsulates the Secretary-General’s vision of a modern United Nations system, rejuvenated by a forward-thinking culture, and empowered by cutti…