Conference Outcomes – Implementing Intergenerational Equity: Bringing Future Perspectives to the Status Quo, 4 & 5 July

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw. 


The two day conference, organised by the UN Environment Programme and the World Future Council, supported by the German Government was attended by leading philosophers, academics, human rights specialists, lawyers, civil society organisation representatives, senior UN officials, practitioners and youth representatives from around the world, with delegates from some Geneva based Missions.

Presentations and discussions were thoroughly constructive and positive, demonstrating the interest and momentum behind this issue.  All participants were in agreement, without exception that an organization or institution such as a Guardian for Future Generations at all levels of governance would be important to ensure that the voices of future generations are brought to the table. Many look to the forthcoming UNSG report as a key tool to set out strong recommendations and drive forward clear, decisive action at all levels.

Please see the full conference synopsis summarising the discussions.

Posted by Future Justice on 10 July 2013

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