On Monday, June 26, 2023, Advisor Mr. Zachary N. Muñoz attended the committee meeting concerning human rights for future generations at the United Nations.
At this meeting, the group discussed the significance of being mindful of future generations in human rights legislation. Emphasis was made concerning the need for their representation, through the youth, as the most proximate generation to future peoples, and the elderly, as the custodians of our common human heritage.
A number of concerns were brought forward related to the challenges of adequately addressing the gaps in existing laws and practices to protect the rights of future generations, as well as the need to advocate for intergenerational equity and justice in decision-making processes and legal frameworks to create a more just and sustainable world for generations to come.
It was noted that achieving intergenerational equity and justice requires a commitment to sustainable development and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Only by fostering future-oriented policies and considering the well-being of future generations can we create a more just and sustainable world for generations to come.
This is a theme that has been at the core of the Mission of the Order of Malta’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).