Call for Interventions: Informal Consultations on Secretary-General's "Our Common Agenda"

The UN Secretary-General presented the report “Our Common Agenda”,* outlining his vision on the future of global cooperation through an inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism to strengthen and accelerate multilateral agreements – particularly the 2030 Agenda.

For the first time, the Common Agenda included justice and rule of law under commitment #4: "Abide by international law and ensure justice"

*See the full report here: Secretary-General’s report on “Our Common Agenda”

The President of the General Assembly (PGA) will convene a series of open, inclusive, informal thematic consultations to provide the Secretary-General with an opportunity to inform Member States and other stakeholders on follow-up to the report and to allow Member States the opportunity to further consider the various proposals, options and potential means of implementation.

The PGA invites civil society representatives, private sector, young people, academia and other relevant stakeholders to present questions or brief statements regarding “Our Common Agenda” during the afternoon discussion of the second day. The question or statement must be kept within 2-3 minutes.

While only a limited number of speakers will be selected, this is a great way for you to advocate to ensure that the Secretary General’s Common Agenda includes robust language around legal empowerment, and that supporting and financing the efforts of grassroots justice defenders is key to strengthening justice and the rule of law.

For the panel discussion on February 22, Frameworks for a peaceful world–promoting peace, international law and digital cooperation, where justice will be discussed, the deadline to register your interest in making an intervention is February 8.

Submit your request to speak here!