Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Equity and Social Justice

Council mission and objectives

What are pathways to hardwire social justice into our economies and build new equitable systems that honour the dignity and equality of every human being? The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities globally but also heightened visibility of deep-rooted structural and social inequities. From systemic oppression of people of colour to notable regressions in gender equality to a growing backlash against the protection of human rights of LGBTI people or lockdown measures that had discriminatory impact on people with disabilities, the past months have presented an urgent need to address social injustice and dismantle systems of inequity.
The Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Equity and Social Justice develops new thinking and solutions, aimed at benefiting all people – of all ages, generations, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, abilities and levels of health, races, ethnicities, all types of indigenous identities, castes, nationalities and national origins, immigration status, religions and socioeconomic status – and skewed towards people disproportionately hit by the pandemic.

Forum Council Managers:
- Elselot Hasselaar, Project Lead, Country Accelerators Practice, Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum
- Melisande Schifter, Project Lead, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum

Mobilizing thought leadership for impact

The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.

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