PROTOCOL ESTABLISHING THE
UN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
By invitation today at the United Nations "SDG Champions Conference 2019" in Espoo, Helsinki, Finland, the founding members invited according to Annex 1 to the present Protocol agreed to discuss the establishment of an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) and to take the corresponding decision.
UNASDG IGO shall be established during the present UN Helsinki Conference on June 6, 2019 in coordination with UNGSII, which in turn was initiated by UN Director General Michael Moller together with Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner and conceived by UNGSII Foundation as its Lead Agency during the UNGSII SDG Lab in Davos 2018 and the Inaugural Workshop in Heidelberg on April 19-20, 2018, see videos: https://www.ungsii.org/sdg-cities.
UNASDG IGO shall be the platform that provides the security of technological "know-how" and investments, strategic tools for global recognition, as well as a mechanism to become, in coordination with UNGSII, global knowledge hub for the SDGs, for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), defined by the United Nations and adopted by 193 presidents of states at the General Assembly on September 25, 2015 in New York, USA, with progress presented quarterly at global conferences. The organization's activities shall be based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets set by the United Nations to improve life around the world.
The nature and institutional character of the Intergovernmental Organization UNASDG | UN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMEMT GOALS are intergovernmental, but not political. It strengthens awareness and attention and importance to health, energy, food, water, education, culture and sport as a basis for enforcement and capabilities to achieve the 17 SDGs.
Mr. Patrick Meyer opened the meeting at 3 pm. He briefly outlined the purpose of the meeting and then explained the further procedure. Mr Meyer explained that first a chairperson and a secretary had to be appointed. He was prepared to take over the chairmanship of the meeting. Mr. Hans-Jurgen Oswald agreed to take the minutes. The participants agreed unanimously.
The chairman of the meeting announced the following agenda:
- Discussion about the foundation of an Intergovernmental Organization;
- Discussion and adoption of the Charter of the Intergovernmental Organization;
- Election of the "Presidium of the Senate";
- Election of the "Office of the President".
- Election of the Chairman of the Office of Inspector General;
- other necessary resolutions.
This agenda was approved by all those present. There were no requests to speak.
The chairman of the meeting distributed the draft of the charter, which was then worked through in its individual points.
The meeting participants then decided unanimously by show of hands:
- to establish the Intergovernmental Organization "UNASDG UNAlliance for Sustainable Development Goals",
- to give him the charter in writing, and
- to be a founding member of the Intergovernmental Organization.
- Other Founding Members shall join in accordance with Annex 1 to the present Protocol and irrevocably and unreservedly accept the Charter and the decisions of today's agenda by signing the Founding Protocol.
Mr. Hans Pflanz then proposed to elect Mr. Patrick Meyer, Mr. Hans-Jürgen Oswald to the Presidium of the Senate. Mr Meyer suggested that Mr Pflanz and Mr Waldemar Piotr Mazur and Mr. Roland Schatz should also be elected to the Senate and that further members of the Senate should be renounced for the time being; the aforementioned declared that they would accept the election.
It is irrevocably decided that Mr Patrick Meyer will become President of the Senate, Mr Hans-Jürgen Oswald Vice President of the Senate, Mr Hans Pflanz and Mr Waldemar Piotr Mazur and Mr. Roland Schatz Senators. The founding members unanimously decide that these positions will be allocated for life and will be filled after death by an individual succession plan for the office holders. Furthermore, it was proposed to elect Mr. Patrick Meyer as interim Secretary General/President for the time being and Dr. Ian-Peter Anderson as his deputy. The aforementioned persons declared their acceptance of the election. No further proposals were made.
On the question of the chairman of the meeting, the participants unanimously decided in favour of an open vote. With abstention of the candidates the interim board was elected unanimously:
- Mr Pat Meyer, President
- Mr. Hans-Jürgen Oswald, ,1st Vice President
- Dr. Ian-Peter Anderson, 2nd Vice President
The elected accepted the election.
With abstention of the applicants the senate was elected unanimously:
- Mr. Patrick Meyer, President of the Senate,
- Mr. Hans-Jürgen Oswald, Vice-President of the Senate
- Mr Hans Pflanz, Senator
- Mr Waldemar Mazur, Senator
- Mr Roland Schatz, Senator
The elected accepted the election.
At the suggestion of Mr Meyer, the participants decided unanimously that the organisation could claim membership fees. The membership fees will be determined separately. The organisation may be financed by donations from members, sponsors, independent institutions, bodies and/or other associations, NGOs, IGOs. Founding members are exempt from the payment of dues.
Mr. Meyer further suggests to lead the organization until the attainment of the IGO status by registration in the register of associations as an association. The registration can take place after reaching a number of members of at least 3 in total. A deadline for registration is not agreed; those present unanimously agree to this proposal.
It is planned to structure the Intergovernmental in the next two years from its foundation and to establish - and expand - new business contacts with countries, institutions, organizations and other structures of any kind. It is also planned to start involving the countries after or during the structure building, but at the latest after 3 years, in order to establish multi-lateral economic bridges and to implement the purpose of the IGO with the countries. For this purpose, a special workflow will be elaborated, which will be made available to the countries, which can act either as a founding member or as an associate member. For this purpose, UNASDG will enter into an individual agreement with the countries, which will have to be duly ratified by the countries.
The charter is accepted by all founding members, members and partners unrestrictedly and irrevocably and is expressly confirmed with signature with full responsibility. Founding Members, Members and Partners provide UNLIMITED AND UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT ON ALL LEVELS to the Organization.
There were no other requests to speak.
Finally, the minutes of the founding meeting were read out and approved as correct.
The leader closed the meeting at 17:00.
UN 25+5 SDG Champions Conference,
6th of June 2019
Chairman of the meeting
Mr. Patrick Meyer
Mr. Hans-Jürgen Oswald
"...If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.
If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
The UNASDG Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) was established during the UN Helsinki Conference on June 6, 2019, in coordination with UNGSII, which in turn was initiated by UN Director General Michael Moller together with Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner and conceived by UNGSII Foundation as its Lead Agency during the UNGSII SDG Lab in Davos 2018 and the Inaugural Workshop in Heidelberg on April 19-20, 2018, see videos: https://www.ungsii.org/sdg-cities.
UNASDG IGO is a platform that provides the security of technological "know-how" and investments, strategic tools for global recognition, as well as a mechanism to become, in close collaboration with UNGSII, a global knowledge hub for the SDGs. The aim is to create international Lighthouse projects under new implemented security guidelines and protocols within the Cityguard Security Program, to prove the approach of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by the United Nations and adopted by 193 presidents of states at the General Assembly on September 25, 2015 in New York, USA, is the right way to go and to have a sustainable secured future. The progress is presented quarterly at global conferences worldwide.