Development of the Charter
The People´s Global Summit was initiated by 26 diverse global organisations representing hundreds of millions of people. We represent different faiths, philosophies, rights movements, workforces, generations, traditions and cultures. We have gathered with people from across the world, bridging movements for justice, to create new ways to work together for sustainability and quality of life for all.
The People’s Global Summit recognises that the pledges made by governments since the founding of the United Nations – the pillars of peace, development and human rights – have facilitated crucial steps forward but have not yet been realised. Challenges are at crisis point. Rights have been eroded. Inequalities and fractures have grown. Poverty sits alongside extreme wealth. Nature has been degraded, leading to climate warming and environmental destruction. Millions of people have been displaced as a result, adding to the millions more displaced by conflict and violence. The governments that made these commitments have prioritized competition over collaboration and sovereignty over solidarity. They have not yet served the people they represent.
The Charter is initially submitted as an invitation and call to action to the world’s leaders at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum and General Assembly.
We, the people, have come out from the silos that divide us, to work together and, with everyone, to co-build a new eco-social world. We invite you all to join us in co-creating policies, practices and actions based on inclusion, intergenerational respect, mutual understanding, a celebration of our differences and agreement on our shared futures.
The People’s Global Summit recognises the inspiration given by the community-led social and ecological movements and seen in indigenous wisdom worldwide. Young people and future generations are co-creators and co-builders of this movement for an eco-social world.