Contributing to the Summit of the Future

Promoting solutions, shaping conversations, and engaging strategically with diverse actors ahead of the Summit.

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The Summit of the Future is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance cooperation on critical challenges, address gaps in global governance, reaffirm existing commitments, and move towards a reinvigorated multilateral system that is better positioned to positively impact people’s lives. As we approach the Summit, UNU-CPR is developing and promoting solutions that Member States can adopt to address key challenges; identifying and working with a diverse community of thought leaders to shape conversations in the public space; and creating opportunities for strategic engagement both within and outside of UN communities.    


Blog Post

The New Agenda for Peace: A Model for the Declaration on Future Generations?

Although far from perfect, the New Agenda for Peace offers a potentially transformative model for emerging and future risks.

19 Jul 2023

Media Coverage

What Could a Successful Summit of the Future Look Like in 2024?

Defining broad criteria for a Summit that builds greater trust and reduces acute risks.

24 Aug 2023

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A Breakthrough for People and Planet

The report of the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism (HLAB) was produced with the support of UNU-CPR. Its recommendations are now being further developed and promoted ahead of the Summit of the Future.

Research and Publications


Elevating the UN Peacebuilding Commission: Proposals for the Summit of the Future

Recommendations to improve the UN’s Peacebuilding Commission ahead of the Summit of the Future.

26 Jan 2024


Elevating the Environment in the Multilateral System

Enabling the UN to play a more meaningful role in a global transition towards a more sustainable relationship with nature.

10 Nov 2023


Reforming the Global Financial Architecture to Address the Challenges of Refugee Hosting as a Global Public Good

Unpacking the ways reforms of the global financial architecture can support efforts to address the challenges of forced displacement.

26 Jan 2024


A Global Architecture for Artificial Intelligence

Consolidating key questions surrounding global AI governance.

17 Oct 2023


The Summit of the Future is a Chance to ‘Human Proof’ Our Global Governance System

How do we overcome our innate tendency to prefer the present, undervalue big systemic risks, and ignore the needs of future generations?

25 Jan 2024



Stronger Partnerships, Regional Prevention, and the New Agenda for Peace: A Dialogue Towards the Summit of the Future

Critical considerations for the upcoming Summit of the Future.



Expert Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships in Global Data Governance

Facilitating an exchange of perspectives on improved public-private partnerships in data governance.



Global Architecture of AI

Consolidating key questions surrounding the global governance of Artificial Intelligence