09:00 - 17:00
Geneva, Switzerland (Expert meeting)
For a New Global Deal

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The current global order is under a larger-scale transformation: existential challenges emerging for all humankind, competing global strategies between great powers, fragilities of the multilateral system and powerful disturbing triggers such as Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

A Summit for the Future to adopt a Pact for the Future with commitments about policy goals and solutions to deliver them was convened by the UN Secretary General to take place in September 2024, to be proceeded by the SDG Summit in September 2023. To prepare the intergovernmental channel leading up to the Summit of the Future, the President of the UN General Assembly has appointed the German and Namibian permanent representatives as co-facilitators. On the civil society channel, a large coalition was built to be part of the process driven by entities such as the Coalition for the UN we Need and the Global Governance Innovation Network.

FEPS as central hub for European progressive thinking decided to launch a project ‘UNited for: A New Global Deal’, including a high-level group of experts from across Europe, to be part of the processes in both channels putting a particular focus on the possible content on the Pact for the Future and, more precisely, on the New Global Deal, which will be necessary to enable many more countries to implement the SDGs and all generations to improve their life chances. Since the last four years, as the last UNDP Report on Human Development shows, there is a general backtrack and increasing inequalities in the implementation of the SDGs.

Organised in cooperation with the South Centre, this closed-door workshop was dedicated to discuss proposals for a New Global Deal in various policy areas. It brought together the experts from FEPS high-level and the policy experts from the South Centre. Located in Geneva, the South Centre is the intergovernmental organisation of developing countries that helps developing countries to combine their efforts and expertise to promote their common interests in the international arena. The workshop thus allowed for a discussion for a New Global Deal among experts from the Global South and Europe.

If you want to know more about this event, please contact Christian Salm, Head of Office of FEPS President (christian.salm@feps-europe.eu).

Anny Klawa Morf Stiftung (AKM)
Fondation Jean-Jaurès
Fundación Pablo Iglesias
The South Centre
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