Why “Geneva Consensus”? The term “consensus” is derived from the Latin cōnsentiō (“feel together; agree”), a fusion of cōn- (“together”) and sentiō (“sense; perceive; feel”) and the neutrality is the prime precondition to either one or the other.
Switzerland has historically been a global center for accommodating fair and neutral outcomes on the most sophisticated political decisions in the spirits of solidarity. Neutrality is a foreign policy norm for Swiss authorities and it has served as a model for others. What is commonly considered as risks is the impact of the environment within the systems thinking and it reciprocal influence on the system. Within that context the neutrality of Switzerland ensures that the global decision making is liberated from any such risk.
Our goal is to contribute to World Polity and through the international consensus-building process put in place global partnership for sustainable development, ensure policy coherence for development and for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
We submit that the solutions for Sustainable development in the interconnected Global world- two multiple dimensional phenomenon, entail a significant paradigm shift towards systems analysis and matrix thinking to address inter-temporal effectiveness-efficiency-equity challenges for future generations. We believe Rio+20 has laid solid foundations for a paradigm shift. Unfortunately the lack of integrated systems thinking in most International/UN organizations prevents identification of solutions to contemporary global challenges.
Our infant Foundation aims to bridge this gap and we truly hope we will be able to make our modest contribution to global deliberations in shaping a global agenda to harness the power of globalization to advance inclusive, just and sustainable development, for enduring peace and progress.