As stated in its Charter, the UN is committed to safeguarding the rights of future generations. In May 2023, it endorsed further guidance on this subject with United Nations System Common Principles on Future Generations.
For intergenerational equity (IGE) to become mainstream, we must change mindsets and build capabilities. UN Global Pulse partnered with UNESCO in a Foresight for Future Generations pilot to investigate “IGE readiness”. We carried out consultations in the UN and beyond to define what capabilities organizations need to apply IGE in their operations.