The world is contending with multiple interconnected challenges ranging from global health threats and geopolitical tensions to massive digital transformation and accelerating climate change. These complex risks threaten to overwhelm existing multilateral institutions. New thinking is required.
To this end, the Igarapé Institute is supporting the United Nations Secretary-General craft Our Common Agenda. The Agenda is committed to delivering on the promise of the United Nations Charter by refocusing investment in international cooperation.
Our Common Agenda is informed by consultations with Member States, thought leaders, young people, civil society, and the UN system. It is led by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General with support from the UN Foundation and Igarapé Institute, along with a network of partners from around the world, including ACCORD (South Africa), Southern Voice (a network of 50 think tanks from Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore.
The Agenda emerged from the UN75 Declaration, which outlines twelve priority areas that must be addressed through reinvigorated multilateralism:
This track will include consultations with Member States on implementation of the UN75 declaration.
This track allows a diverse group of experts and thought leaders from all around the world to contribute ideas.
This track provides thinkers under 30 from all over the world with the opportunity to contribute ideas in a more open format.
This track, called We the Peoples, assembles a diverse array of organizations to participate in a digital consultation and offer proposals through an online platform.