Informal Dialogue on the Summit of the Future – Opportunities and Expectations
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The Summit comes at a time when the need for ambitious and effective multilateral collaboration is greater than ever. Due to increasing impact from human activities on the Earth System, the world is facing multiple planetary crises – climate change, massive loss of biodiversity and pollution of air and water – that threaten to undermine the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the foundations for human wellbeing.
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Recognizing the pressing need to address this situation and the significant linkages between the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Our Common Agenda, as well as the critical opportunity presented by the Summit of the Future, the Permanent Missions of Australia, Barbados, Botswana, the Republic of Bulgaria, The Gambia, the Gabonese Republic, Iceland, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Maldives, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Palau and Saint Lucia to the United Nations, in collaboration with Present and Future Institute (PFI), are convening the first in a series of informal dialogues amongst Member States, academia and key civil society stakeholders, to discuss expectations, identify common priorities, explore approaches to engaging in the Summit of the Future, ensuring an inclusive process where everyone has a voice and identify areas for further discussion and consensus building.