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Common Principles on Future Generations

“The Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda report, which was launched in September 2021, calls for an acceleration of efforts to meet the SDGs and a ‘profound deepening of solidarity between generations.’ It lays out a number of suggested activities that could be considered by Member States and the United Nations system to help strengthen commitments to future generations and longer-term human and planetary well-being…


A key goal of these principles is to ensure greater clarity on terminology and agree a set of common values across the United Nations system for use across various contexts (e.g., strategic planning, policy advice, programming, etc.). However, how each entity implements these principles will depend on their respective mandates, regulations and procedures.”