Virtual Workshop on "Promotion of Intergenerational Equity for Sustainable Development"

UN DESA/DPIDG organized a virtual workshop on the promotion of intergenerational equity for sustainable development. The workshop forms part of a series to launch the Strategy Guidance Notes to operationalize the principles of effective governance for sustainable development which were developed by the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) and endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. One of the principles is on intergenerational equity to ensure inclusiveness. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the principle of intergenerational equity requires countries to be engaged with and aware of the various dimensions of impact assessment, long-term public debt management, long-term territorial planning and spatial development and ecosystem management. The virtual workshop discussed these strategies for pursuing intergenerational equity and attempted to share knowledge, raise awareness and provide a platform to connect participants with partners in other countries, the UN system and other organizations to take further concrete action-oriented activities. It was held on 8 March 2022. 


    • Concept note

    • Agenda

    • Bio of speakers


Strategy guidance notes

    •   Impact assessment for sustainable development

    •   Long-term public debt management

    •   Long-term territorial planning and spatial development

    •   Ecosystem management



    •   Mr. Jerry V. DeMarco, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Canada, and Ms. Kimberley Leach, Principal, Officer of the Auditor General, Canada

    •   Ms. Sara Sekkenes, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Laos

    •   Emeritus Professor Richard K. Morgan, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, on impact assessment for sustainable development (video recording)

   •   Mr. José Maurel, Founder, Public Debt Management Practice (Mauritius) and former Director, Special Advisory Services Division, Commonwealth Secretariat on long-term public debt management

    •   Mr. Frank J. D’hondt, Director Territorial Capital Institute and Secretary-General of the International Society of City and Regional Planners on long-term territorial planning and spatial development

    •   Dr. Geoffrey Garver, McGill University, Canada on ecosystem management

    •   Ms. Cat Tully, Founder and Managing Director, School of International Futures



    •   Photos


Video / recording (to be uploaded soon)