Our Common Agenda for a Better, Greener, Safer Future

COVID-19 and the climate crisis present humanity with shared tests like at no time since the Second World War. We have an urgent and stark choice: business as usual that brings perpetual crisis, or recommitting to working together to achieve a better, greener, safer future for everyone. 

The UN Secretary-General’s landmark Our Common Agenda report offers a vision of a future grounded in solidarity and common cause, where global decision making is more representative, and young people are designers of their own futures. 

Many times before, the world has shown it can come together—from preventing a third global war to eradicating smallpox to mending the ozone hole. Our Common Agenda presents ideas that build on the achievements of multilateral cooperation, and can make a tangible difference in peoples’ lives. 

The UN Foundation is a proud partner in Our Common Agenda, helping to catalyze research and inputs to the Secretary-General’s report from UN Member States, respected thought leaders, young leaders, activists, and a broad spectrum of civil society and private sector voices.

The UN Foundation hosted the Next Generation Fellows who advised the Secretary-General on his recommendations for young people and future generations.

Learn more about their report, Our Future Agenda >>

Building on un75

Our Common Agenda builds on 12 commitment areas identified by Member States in the UN75 Declaration — areas that can only be addressed through reinvigorated multilateralism. Four tracks fed into Our Common Agenda: the Next Generation Fellows youth track, thought leaders, UN Member States, and civil society.  

Next Generation Fellows

Young leaders, activists, and thinkers worked with the Next Generation Fellows to develop Our Future Agenda.

We the Peoples

A broad spectrum of civil society views gathered through digital pulse-taking and crowd-sourcing, including private sector voices.



New research includes topics such as the value of climate cooperation and representing future generations in the multilateral system.

Member States

UN Foundation hosted consultations with UN Member States to advance issues at the heart of Our Common Agenda.

Thought Leaders

Diverse experts, influencers, and shapers envision a bolder future for all.

Our Common Agenda Partners