UN Summit of the Future

Hosted by the United Nations General Assembly
September 2024


The United Nations General Assembly has decided to hold a Summit of the Future (full title: Summit of the Future: multilateral solutions for a better tomorrow) on 22-23 September 2024. A preparatory ministerial meeting for the Summit was held at the United Nations in New York on 18 September 2023.

The Summit is tasked to adopt an action-orientated Outcome Document, a Pact for the Future. It is also likely to establish a UN Special Envoy for Future Generations, and it could address other institutional reforms/initiatives such as the proposal by the UN Secretary-General to re-purpose the Trusteeship Council to enhance governance of the global commons (the oceans, atmosphere, outer space, Antarctica and the Sea-Bed).

In addition, the UN Secretary-General has released a New Agenda for Peace to feed into the UN Summit of the Future.

Civil society input

The Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN) is facilitating civil society input into the UN Summit and its preparatory process. This includes:

  • Holding a Global Futures Forum on March 20-21, 2023 and a follow-up Global Forum in Nairobi in May 2024; 
  • Preparing a People’s Pact for the Future as a collective advocacy tool for civil society. The Interim Peoples Pact for the Future was released in April 2023;
  • Organising a number of dialogues with the UN and government representatives facilitating the UN Summit and the Pact for the Future;
  • Organising a number of thematic and regional consultations to ensure maximum possible input and engagement by civil society in the UN processes.



Thematic consultations

C4UN has identified seven key themes for the Summit of the Future and is facilitating civil society consultations on these themes during February/March 2023. These consultations will feed into the thematic discussions at the Global Futures Forum and into the draft Peoples Pact for the Future.

The seven themes are:  Global Economic & Financial Architecture, Human Rights & Participation, Development (HLPF, SDGs), Global Digital Compact, Environmental Governance, Peace and Security, and UN & Global Governance Innovation. UNFOLD ZERO is hosting the webpage for the Peace and Security consultations.

Click here for additional information on these themes, list of consultation facilitators and registration to participate in the consultations.

Background documents