This policy brief outlines how a Special Envoy for Future Generations and a UN Forum on Future Generations could support countries to implement the Declaration. It suggests how these tools could work and through what process they could be created. Working in tandem, the core functions of these tools are to:

  1. Support countries’ capacity to operationalise the commitment to safeguard future generations,
  2. Support exchange knowledge and best practices between countries and between different parts of society,
  3. Review progress toward the commitment of stakeholders to actively safeguard future generations,
  4. Create a multilateral focal point that complements work on future generations across the UN system.

The Declaration, the Envoy, and the Forum work together as a set of complementary catalytic tools.