Roadmap for the Future We Want & UN We Need: A Vision 20/20 for UN75 and Beyond

Since the start of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating socioeconomic consequences have represented, arguably, one of the greatest calamities facing the world body since its founding, on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco. In addition, the international community continues to confront the threat of runaway climate change, growing mass violence in fragile states fueled by extremist groups, weapons proliferation, fears of cyber-attacks, and worries that the Sustainable Development Goals are increasingly unreachable for many countries.

This Roadmap for the Future We Want & UN We Need places human rights, human solidarity, and the need for a strong global civic ethic at the heart of an inclusive conception of governance across borders. It takes an unapologetic stand against the rise of exclusive nationalism, which corrodes efforts to upgrade our three-quarters of a century structure of international order for better managing today’s global problems.

Its recommendations and spirit of initiative reinforce key ideas and sentiments voiced by citizens worldwide participating in the Secretary-General’s remarkable Global Conversation. By rising up unequivocally for the UN75 Declaration and working relentlessly in partnership to realize its full potential, we aim to ensure that “the future we want,” for both present generation and future generations, becomes the future we get.

We are delighted to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the UN75 Global Governance Forum, held virtually from 16-18 September 2020, on the eve of the United Nations’ high-level commemoration, on 21 September, of its seventy-fifth anniversary. World leaders will mark this historic milestone by formally endorsing a declaration with twelve distinct commitments and points for global action. By presenting twenty unique multi-stakeholder partnerships and twenty global governance innovation proposals, we are pleased to introduce this forum’s main outcome, the Roadmap for the Future We Want & UN We Need: A Vision 20/20 for UN75 and Beyond, as a contribution to taking forward the ideals and practical goals of the UN75 Declaration.Read-Report-Button

Our Basic Goal:
“In connection with the United Nations 75th anniversary, the UN75 Global Governance Forum seeks to promote a more inclusive and effective world body through dialogue and recommendations that better harness the ideas, capabilities, and networks of both state and non-state actors for achieving the UN’s commitment to peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate.”

Ban Ki-Moon, Madeleine Albright, Ibrahim Gambari,
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Aya Chebbi, Mary Robinson, and Juan Manuel Santos
Honorary Co-Chairs, UN75 Global Governance Forum


The UN75 Global Governance Forum seeks to promote a more inclusive and effective United Nations through dialogue and recommendations that better harness the ideas, capabilities, and networks of both state and non-state actors for achieving the UN’s commitment to peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate.