Latest publication: Impetus for an inclusive and networked multilateralism for sustainable development

To mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) in 2020, UN Secretary[1]General António Guterres published the ‘Our Common Agenda’ report. A core theme of the report is greater solidarity between present and future generations – at the national level and in a multilateral system –aimed at helping to overcome complex global crises that already exist and prevent new ones from arising, while in general  contributing to a more equitable world that is fit for the future.

The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) recommends that the new Federal Government in Germany combine the strengthening of multilateralism referred to in the German Coalition Agreement with the objectives of social-ecological transformation at the global level and, to do so, adopt many of the UN Secretary General’s proposals as its own.

In the its statement, the RNE furthermore sets out, on the basis of the Our Common Agenda report, concrete recommendations for action on implementing the agenda in Germany,  approaches for strengthening multilateralism in the United Nations and possible courses of action for enhancing governance of the global commons. Read More