Model Institutions represent a diversity of solutions to overcome social and political short-termism and protect the interests of future generations. There are parliamentary commissions, advisory councils and committees among these bodies with similar roles but different design. For some, it is the notion of sustainable development that provides a conceptual platform for operation, while others work on the basis of fundamental rights protection. Find a general introduction to each establishment and their availability below. For a comparative analysis on the work and set-up of the institutions find more information under the Work section.
World Future Council
The World Future Council consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil society, academia, the arts and business. We work to pass on a healthy planet and just societies to our children and grandchildren with a focus on identifying and spreading effective, future-just policy solutions. The World Future Council was launched in 2007 by Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'. It operates as an independent foundation under German law and finances its activities from donations. For more information on our work to promote independent institutions for the long term, please see our dedicated website: www.futurejustice.org Contact: Catherine Pearce, Future Justice Director
The Worldconnectors Round Table aims to encourage the ambition and enhance the role of the Netherlands - in all its dimensions of society - as a key player in the global community of nations and peoples, with the urgent aim of working towards a just, sustainable, inclusive and peaceful world. Worldconnectors work in the business sector, NGO-sector, for the government, academic, media, the world of politics and we represent youth. Every time we meet we interconnect our worlds and try to connect those worlds to your world by discussing different themes and issues related to international cooperation and the global community. The Worldconnectors was launched by Ruud Lubbers, Dutch Minister of State and former UNHCR. The vision and work of the Round Table is based on the UN Millennium Declaration and the Earth Charter. More information: http://www.worldconnectors.nl/en/themes/ombudsman-voor-toekomstige-generaties Contact: Jan van de Venis, chair working committee 'Future Generations'
Safeguarding future generations: youth for climate justice
2018 NIFG report
Sophie Howe, Chair of NIFG at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York, July 2018
Case-law on the rights of future generations
Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment
Well-being of Future Generations Bill - Wales
Sustainable Development and the Rights of Future Generations Commission in Tunisia
I am very honoured to Chair this important Network as we continue to provide a voice for future generations across the world. The Network offers an opportunity for nations to work together to combat present and future challenges. We’ve all got a part to play in the well-being of the planet and its peoples.