The Summit of The Future is a high-level event, brings world leaders together to forge a new international consensus on how we deliver a better present and safeguard the future. The Summit of the Future will look at the “how” – how do we cooperate better to deliver on the above aspirations and goals? How do we better meet the needs of the present while also preparing for the challenges of the future? The aim of the Summit is twofold: accelerate efforts to meet our existing international commitments and take concrete steps to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities. This will be achieved through an action-oriented outcome document called the Pact for the Future. The Pact will be negotiated, and endorsed by countries in the lead-up to and during the Summit in September 2024.

Gearing up for the UN Civil Society Conference in Nairobi ahead of the Summit of The Future, on 16th April 2024 UNA Tanzania through the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform gathered inputs and recommendations from 100 CSOs from all zones of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar about the chapters of the Zero Draft Pact for the Future. The following are highlights of the recommendations provided on some of the chapter of the draft;

Chapter 1: Sustainable Development and Financing for Development


  • The national government should prioritize gender-responsive budgeting.
  • Ensure proper allocation of financing for disaster preparedness.
  • Establish a national reporting system for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Align and integrate SDGs with its indicators into national plans, strategies, and agendas.

Chapter 2: International peace and security


  • It is recommended that the United Nations bolster its intelligence capabilities by enhancing unity among intelligence agencies, thereby fortifying global security measures and fostering greater collaboration in addressing emerging threats.
  • It is advised that the United Nations prioritize the integration of the fairness principle into its resolutions, ensuring equitable and just outcomes that resonate with the diverse perspectives and interests of its member states, thereby enhancing the legitimacy and effectiveness of its decision-making processes

Chapter 4: Youth and Future Generations


  • Strengthen the UN Youth Office, initially establishing regional and national offices when expanding globally, to ensure comprehensive coverage and tailored support for youth initiatives.
  • Advocate for aligning the age of eligibility for voting with the age required to run for leadership positions, fostering greater inclusion and representation of young voices in political processes.
  • Encourage the implementation of youth charters within each state, delineating rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for young individuals, based on mutually agreed-upon age criteria.

Chapter 5: Transforming Global Governance


  • Encourage impartial and equitable decision-making processes, ensuring fairness and transparency.
  • Promote greater inclusivity in meetings and summits, fostering diversity and representation from all stakeholders.