Our Common Agenda

On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Member States pledged to strengthen global governance for the sake of present and coming generations. They requested the Secretary-General to report back with recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges (UN75 declaration - A/RES/75/1). His report 'Our Common Agenda' was launched on 10 September 2021.

The Our Common Agenda report looks ahead to the next 25 years and represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation. It calls for inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism to better respond to humanity’s most pressing challenges.

The choices we make, or fail to make, today could result in breakdown or a breakthrough to a greener, better, safer future. The choice is ours to make.

Secretary-General Portrait

The Mandate

We request the Secretary-General to report back before the end of the seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly with recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges”

- Declaration on the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations (A/RES/75/1, 28 September 2020)

The Our Common Agenda report

In September 2021, responding to a request from the General Assembly in its UN75 declaration, the Secretary-General released his Our Common Agenda report.

Cover of Our Common Agenda

We must recognize that humanity’s very future depends on solidarity, trust, and our ability to work together as a global family to achieve common goals. No community or country, however powerful, can solve its challenges alone. Multilateral action has achieved an enormous amount over the past 75 years. Our Common Agenda must be a starting point for ideas and initiatives that build on these achievements."

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The Common Agenda report is a wake-up call about the risks we face" — Secretary-General

Remarks by Secretary-General António Guterres at the fifth thematic consultation on the ‘Our Common Agenda’ report: "Enhancing international cooperation".
March 2022 (00:22:48)


The report made a number of recommendations across four broad areas:

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A renewal of the social contract, anchored in human rights, to rebuild trust and social cohesion

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A focus on the future, through a deepening of solidarity with the world’s young people and future generations

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Urgent action to protect and deliver global commons and global public goods through a more networked, inclusive and effective multilateralism.

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An upgraded UN that is fit for a new era and can offer more relevant, system-wide, multilateral and multi-stakeholder solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

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Full report, including accessible ePub format, available here

Key Proposals

Key proposals from the Our Common Agenda report
across the 12 commitments made by Member States in the UN75 declaration

In the Declaration on the Commemoration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations, Heads of State and Government, guided by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and the goal to ensure the future we want, and the United Nations we need, announced the following commitments:

  • We will leave no one behind
  • We will protect our planet
  • We will promote peace and prevent conflict
  • We will abide by international law and ensure justice
  • We will place women and girls at the center
  • We will build trust
  • We will improve digital cooperation
  • We will upgrade the United Nations
  • We will ensure sustainable financing
  • We will boost partnerships
  • We will listen to and work with youth
  • We will be prepared

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Common Agenda Key Proposals