A commitment to put words into Action, encouraging collective effort for the common good.
At the end of January 2016, Beris launched her own platform (Incitāre) to support greater engagement with strategic foresight/futures thinking and the brokering of innovative and accountable multi-stakeholder partnerships to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030). She is President of Relational Peace-building Initiatives and Programme Manager for the Relational Thinking Network in Geneva Switzerland.
“Incitāre” is the collectives ‘motto’ – signalling (in Italian) a commitment to results-oriented advocacy and active
initiative, determination and resourcefulness, to fulfil inter-generational obligations to leave the world a better
more prosperous, more secure and more peaceful place. This commitment is expressed in Incitāre’s particular
interest in the rights, needs and interests of the near-majority of the world’s population under 30.
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This approach creates space for collective intelligence and allows the re-framing of expectations, even optimism, that human
agency is able to shift the narrative and in doing so, accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
With recent strengthening of the UN’s ‘human rights architecture’, there are several processes in which action could be taken or increased to raise awareness of the situation of children on the move – in particular the uncounted – and press for greater effort by member states.
NGOs can engage positively with the accountability challenge by further networking and proactively developing new standards and codes that suit their needs, raising the bar for NGO performance and accountability.
Agenda 2030 provides the best ever chance of re-balancing attention in human rights and other circles to the rights, needs and interests of children.
There are now a number of opportunities to increase the effectiveness and, in this way, also the levels and quality of investment in multi-stakeholder partnering, so long recognised as an essential element in the achievement of global development goals and humanitarian objectives.