Secretary-General Unveils Vision for Future-Oriented UN

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“Ethical Markets has always been a strong supporter of the United Nations, since our co-editing of its 50th Anniversary volume :

“The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, co-edited with Harlan Cleveland, Hazel Henderson and Inge Kaul, (Elsevier Scientific, London 1995 ) in which we called for global financial transaction taxes, and offered many of the cooperative global proposals we endorse in the UN Secretary General’s statement today, and which I set out in Building A Win-Win World: Life Beyond Economic Warfare” (1995, 2004 e-book ).

Hazel Henderson, Editor “


“Global governance may sound lofty or abstract; it is not,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, presenting his report to the UN General Assembly on 10 September 2021.

The ‘Our Common Agenda’ report responds to the 12 commitments in the political declaration in ways that also accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.

The UN Secretary-General has issued a report on how to secure a breakthrough for humanity through a series of choices to avert a historical breakdown of societies, and instead realize a “greener, safer, better” future. The ‘Our Common Agenda’ report proposes actions to advance the 12 commitments made by world leaders in September 2020, at the UN’s 75th anniversary.

The UN issued the report in response to a mandate in the political declaration adopted by Heads of State and Government on the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, in September 2020. In the Declaration (A/RES/75/1), Member States recognize that while there have been many achievements in the past 75 years, the world envisaged by the UN’s founders 75 years ago has not yet been realized: it is plagued by growing inequality, poverty, hunger, armed conflicts, terrorism, insecurity, climate change, and pandemics; people are forced to make dangerous journeys in search of refuge and safety; the LDCs are falling behind; and complete decolonization has not been achieved.


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