Draft UN Decision for the scope of the Summit for the Future

The General Assembly:

[“Reaffirming the Charter of the United Nations,”]

Recalling its resolution 76/307 on the modalities of the Summit of the Future, in which it decided that the Summit of the Future will adopt a concise, action-oriented outcome document entitled “A Pact for the Future”, agreed in advance by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations, [Resolution 76/307]

(a)         Decides that the scope of the Summit of the Future and its outcome document will comprise a chapeau and four chapters, and will include the following broad elements for further consideration during the 78th session:


(i)           Reaffirmation of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;  

(ii)          Reaffirmation of the Declaration on the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, and other intergovernmentally agreed commitments;

(iii)         Reaffirmation of our commitment to reinvigorating multilateralism, boosting implementation of existing commitments, agreeing on concrete solutions to challenges, restoring trust among Member States, and recalling also our pledge to strengthen global governance for the sake of present and future generations; [Resolution 76/307]

Chapter 1: Sustainable Development & Financing for Development

(iv)         Accelerating the full achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, which are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development - the economic, social and environmental; and building on the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit;

(v)          Fulfilling all financing for development commitments under the Addis Ababa Action Agenda as a key framework for the provision of the means of implementation for the achievement of sustainable development, ensuring full alignment with the 2023 High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development;

(vi)         Bridging the science, technology and innovation gaps between developed and developing countries and enhancing mutually agreed technology transfer and capacity-building to developing countries to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development;

(vii)        Following up on recent United Nations high-level meetings related to sustainable development;

Chapter 2: International Peace and Security 

(viii)       Strengthening the global response to all forms of threats to international peace and security in all domains, ensuring full adherence to the Charter of the United Nations and international law;

Chapter 3:  Digital Cooperation

(ix)         Strengthening all aspects of global digital cooperation through an open and inclusive process, building on the work being done in existing processes and fora in the United Nations, including through the elaboration of a Global Digital Compact, to be negotiated during the seventy-eighth session and annexed to the Pact of the Future;

Chapter 4: Transforming Global Governance 

(x)          Reforms of the three principal organs of the United Nations, including reform of the Security Council, revitalization of the work of the General Assembly and the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council, while drawing on existing processes and mandates to reform the principal organs;

(xi)         Strengthening of the Peacebuilding Commission;

(xii)        Exploring measures of progress on sustainable development that complement or go beyond gross domestic product;

(xiii)       Reform of the International Financial Architecture and supporting ongoing efforts to improve the existing international debt architecture;

(xiv)       Thinking and Acting in the interests of Future Generations, including through the elaboration of a Declaration on Future Generations, to be negotiated during the seventy-eighth session and annexed to the Pact of the Future;

(xv)        Strengthening global efforts related to the environment;

(xvi)       Promoting the meaningful, inclusive and effective engagement of youth and youth-led and youth-focused organizations in the work of the United Nations; [Resolution 76/306]

(xvii)      Strengthening the international response to complex global shocks, ensuring full adherence to the Charter of the United Nations and international law and to existing mandates;

(xviii)     Fostering peaceful and sustainable uses of Outer Space, recognizing the role of intergovernmental bodies, including the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space;

(b)         Also decides that the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and its pledge to leave no one behind, the realization of the human rights of all, the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls will be taken into account in all chapters of the Pact of the Future, as appropriate; [Resolution 70/1, preamble]

(c)          Renews its request to the PGA to appoint co-facilitators, one from a developed country and one from a developing country, to facilitate open and transparent and inclusive intergovernmental consultations on the preparatory process for the Summit, no later than 31 October 2023, and invites the co-facilitators to request the PGA to designate coordinators for specific elements, as necessary;

(d)         Requests the PGA to appoint two pairs of co-facilitators to negotiate, as part of the preparatory process for the Summit, the annexes to the Pact referenced in elements (ix) and (xiv), taking into account geographical representation and gender balance, no later than 31 October 2023;

(e)          Decides that no meetings of the preparatory process for the Summit as set out in paragraphs (c) and (d) will be held in parallel to one another to ensure a well-coordinated and streamlined process, and that, as appropriate, the preparatory process of the Summit will draw on existing intergovernmental processes.




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