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Multilateral Solutions For A Better Tomorrow

Earth Cooperation Treaty

In an era marked by unprecedented global challenges, unity around our shared principles and common goals is not only crucial but also urgently needed. The Summit of the Future in September 2024 represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance cooperation on critical issues and address significant gaps in global governance. This Summit aims to adopt an action-oriented outcome document, "A Pact for the Future," promising 'a new beginning in international cooperation' based on renewed trust between people and the institutions that represent them. However, despite the ambitious goals of this Pact, there are currently few practical commitments to increasing engagement and implementing concrete actions. Join us by endorsing Earth Cooperation Treaty (ECT) as a necessary and transformative framework designed to address this gap and ensure that the promises of the Pact translate into tangible global progress

The Earth Cooperation Treaty (ECT) at its zero-draft stage embodies a collective commitment to tackling global challenges through a comprehensive and integrated framework. Grounded in the ten commitments of the UN75 Declaration, the ECT seeks to establish a strong consensus on addressing these critical issues. We invite global experts to join the steering councils to refine and enhance the treaty, ensuring its relevance and effectiveness in fostering sustainable development and global resilience

“The next 10 years, which have been designated as the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development, will be the most critical of our generation. It is even more important as we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. We need a strong United Nations Development System and effective collaboration between the United Nations and the international financial institutions. We support the Secretary-General’s efforts and measures in this regard. We are determined to implement the 2030 Agenda in full and on time. There is no alternative. The peoples have to be at the centre of all our efforts. Particular attention must be given to people in vulnerable situations. Humanitarian access to those in need of assistance must be granted without obstacle or delay and in line with the humanitarian principles. We are guided by the universal declaration of Human Rights and international human rights treaties and instruments and will ensure the human rights and fundamental freedoms of everyone.”
“Without more determined action we will continue to impoverish our planet with less biodiversity and fewer natural resources. We will see more environmental threats and climate-related challenges, including natural disasters, drought, desertification, food shortages, water scarcity, wildfires, sea level rise and depletion of the oceans. The time to act is now. Many countries, not least Small Island developing states, least developed countries and landlocked developing countries, are already among the most affected. We need to adapt to the circumstances and take transformative measures. We have a historic opportunity to build back better and greener. We need to immediately curb greenhouse gas emissions and achieve sustainable consumption and production patterns in line with applicable state commitments to the Paris Agreement and in line with the 2030 Agenda. This cannot wait.”

“The ongoing armed conflicts and threats against international peace and security must be urgently resolved through peaceful means. We reiterate the importance of abiding by the Charter, principles of international law and relevant resolutions of the Security Council. International arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament agreements and their architectures need to be upheld. The United Nations must better address all forms and domains of threats. Terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism are serious threats to international peace and security. The diplomatic toolbox of the Charter needs to be used to its full potential, including preventive diplomacy and mediation. We call upon the Secretary-General to enhance this toolbox to prevent the outbreak, escalation and recurrence of hostilities on land, at sea, in space and in cyberspace. We fully support and promote the Secretary-General’s initiative for a global ceasefire. International humanitarian law must be fully respected. To build, keep and sustain peace is now one of the main responsibilities of the United Nations.”

“The purposes and principles of the Charter and international law remain timeless, universal and an indispensable foundation for a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. We will abide by the international agreements we have entered into and the commitments we have made. We will continue to promote respect for democracy and human rights and to enhance democratic governance and the rule of law by strengthening transparent and accountable governance and independent judicial institutions.”

“Conflicts will not be resolved, and sustainable development not occur, without the equal and active participation of women at all levels. Human rights can never be fully upheld unless they are enjoyed by all women and girls. Persistent gender inequalities and abuse, including sexual and gender-based violence, have deprived us of a more just and better world. We will accelerate action to achieve gender equality, women’s participation and the empowerment of women and girls in all domains.”

“Growing inequality within and among countries is jeopardizing our efforts to ensure the future we want. Inequality leads to mistrust between countries and to people’s mistrust in institutions of governance. It contributes to acts of xenophobia, racism, intolerance, hate speech and disinformation. We condemn all such acts. We will address the root causes of inequalities, including violence, human rights abuses, corruption, marginalization, discrimination in all its forms, poverty and exclusion, as well as lack of education and employment. It is our responsibility.”

“Digital technologies have profoundly transformed society. They offer unprecedented opportunities and new challenges. When improperly or maliciously used, they can fuel divisions within and between countries, increase insecurity, undermine human rights and exacerbate inequality. Shaping a shared vision on digital cooperation and a digital future that show the full potential for beneficial technology usage, and addressing digital trust and security, must continue to be a priority as our world is now more than ever relying on digital tools for connectivity and socioeconomic prosperity. Digital technologies have a potential to accelerate the realization of the 2030 Agenda. We must ensure safe and affordable digital access for all. The United Nations can provide a platform for all stakeholders to participate in such deliberations.”

“The world of today is very different from what it was when the United Nations was created 75 years ago. There are more countries, more people, more challenges but more solutions. Our working methods need to keep pace and adapt. We support the ongoing reforms by the Secretary-General. They are creating a more agile, effective and accountable organization that can deliver better in the field and adapt to global challenges. We reiterate our call for reforms of three of the principal organs of the United Nations. We commit to instill new life in the discussions on the reform of the Security Council and continue the work to revitalize the General Assembly and strengthen the Economic and Social Council. The review of peacebuilding architecture has our full support.”

“Realizing our aspirations will require sustainable and predictable funding of the organization. We will pay our assessed contributions in full and on time. Measures to better ensure this should be explored. We will further enhance transparency, accountability and efficient use of resources. The full and timely implementation of the Addis Ababa action agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development is key for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Joint public-private financing plays a central role in our efforts to make the United Nations deliver better on its purposes.”

“Today’s challenges require cooperation not only across borders but across the whole of society. We have to make the United Nations more inclusive and engage with all relevant stakeholders, including regional and subregional organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and parliamentarians to ensure an effective response to our common challenges.”















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In the lead-up to the Summit of the Future, our extended network are organizing hybrid meetings focusing on key topics from "Our Common Agenda." These meetings, featuring expert panels and interactive workshops, will cover climate change, technological innovation, global health, social equity, and more. Partnering with leading institutions, these free and open sessions invite the public to engage, learn, and contribute to policy briefs. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, we aim to develop actionable solutions and prepare for the Summit of the Future. Join us to help shape a sustainable and resilient future

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