The 2024 UN Civil Society Conference in Support of the Summit of the Future was held in Nairobi on 9-10 May under the title “Shaping a Future of Global and Sustainable Progress.” This was the first time that the civil society conference has explicitly been tied to an intergovernmental process and an opportunity to showcase civil society as an essential partner in this global endeavor to deliver a better present and safeguard the future of people and planet.

This global civil-society convened, multistakeholder conference brought together NGOs, academia, think tanks, Member States, media, private sector, change makers and leaders from diverse groups to increase awareness, ambition and accountability for the Summit of the Future, build multi-stakeholder ImPACT Coalitions to champion, act on and push forward big-ticket reforms proposed in consensus language of the Pact, and to innovate the way civil society and other stakeholders interact with intergovernmental processes.

‌The conference was co-chaired by Nudhara Yusuf and Carole Ageng’o, who have released the ImPact for the Future Outcome Package, that constitutes the  Co-chairs Summary capturing the recommendations across workshops, plenaries, and the discussions in interactive dialogues, as well as work plans from the ImPact Coalitions.