16 Novem­ber — We are excit­ed to announce that today is the first world­wide Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day and excit­ing things are com­ing your way! Go to your favourite pod­cast­ing plat­form and lis­ten to the first episode of the Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day Pod­cast – Intro­duc­ing Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness: A Glob­al Move­ment. Next to the Pod­cast, the organ­i­sa­tions have also col­lab­o­rat­ed on a world­wide blog week, which the Inter­gen­er­a­tional Foun­da­tion has coor­di­nat­ed and will host in the week fol­low­ing 16 Novem­ber on their web­site. There are around 15 arti­cles to look out for, which will be shared over the course of the week, includ­ing an arti­cle by the FRFG, on the top­ic of inter­gen­er­a­tional fairness.

On a more nation­al lev­el, our part­ner organ­i­sa­tions also have excit­ing things planned for this year’s Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day, that you should look out for. The Next Gen­er­a­tion Fel­lows have cre­at­ed an Instagram/X cam­paign, with inspi­ra­tional videos and quotes, con­tributed by young peo­ple from the Glob­al South, on why inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness mat­ters, which can be found @OurFutureAgenda. The Part­ner­ship for Future Gen­er­a­tions in Africa will send let­ters to African heads of state to demand more inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness in gov­ern­ment decision-making.

The Berke­ley Insti­tute for Young Amer­i­cans will also launch a social media cam­paign in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the @intergenerationalfairnessday Insta­gram account and the oth­er organ­i­sa­tions. They also plan to write an Op-ed for a US news outlet.Generation Squeeze from Cana­da have been active about the day on their web­site, but they are also plan­ning some local activ­i­ties. They are host­ing a media event at the nation­al press the­atre on Par­lia­ment Hill in Ottawa on the 16th, are plan­ning to attend sev­er­al meet­ings with fed­er­al politi­cians over the week and their com­mu­ni­ty net­work is call­ing for a nation­al Gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Task Force. Think For­ward in Aus­tralia will be meet­ing with polit­i­cans in Can­ber­ra on 14 Novem­ber and youth peak groups on 15 Novem­ber, while also launch­ing a report on young people’s per­spec­tives on tax reform, high­light­ing inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness on 16 November.

To find out more about the organ­i­sa­tions just find the links at the bot­tom of the page and keep an eye out on their social media! Don’t for­get to fol­low us on Insta­gram @intergenerationalfairnessday!


On 16 Novem­ber 2023, the Foun­da­tion for the Rights of Future Gen­er­a­tions, along with eight oth­er organ­i­sa­tions from Eng­land, the USA, Cana­da, Aus­tralia, the Nether­lands, Japan, Nige­ria, and a UN Foun­da­tion ini­tia­tive, will pro­claim the “Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day.” On that day, the FRFG has planned to release the “Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day Pod­cast.” This pod­cast will fea­ture dis­cus­sions with FRFG project man­ag­er, Lena Winz­er, and part­ner organ­i­sa­tions on top­ics relat­ed to inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness. The trail­er and the first episode of the pod­cast, titled “Intro­duc­ing Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness: A Glob­al Move­ment,” will intro­duce the day and the par­tic­i­pat­ing organ­i­sa­tions. The sub­se­quent episodes will be released month­ly, and in Sea­son 2, Lena will invite part­ner organ­i­sa­tions to dis­cuss spe­cif­ic top­ics relat­ed to inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness, their activ­i­ties, and their visions for these issues in more detail. You can join the con­ver­sa­tion on 16 Novem­ber by lis­ten­ing to the pod­cast here and by fol­low­ing the Insta­gram account @intergenerationalfairnessday.


A world­wide day of action has been pro­claimed by an inter­na­tion­al net­work of non-par­ti­san organ­i­sa­tions that exist to pro­tect the rights of younger and future generations.
16 Novem­ber 2023 will see organ­i­sa­tions from the Ger­many, the Unit­ed King­dom, the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, the Nether­lands, Japan, Nige­ria, Aus­tralia, and a UN Foun­da­tion Ini­tia­tive, come togeth­er to call for greater inter­gen­er­a­tional fair­ness so that the inter­ests of younger and future gen­er­a­tions are bet­ter pro­tect­ed both nation­al­ly and internationally.
Accel­er­at­ing glob­al warm­ing, esca­lat­ing (nuclear) arms races, the loss of bio­di­ver­si­ty, unaligned arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, and human-made pan­demics are just some of the new risks expe­ri­enced by today’s youth and future gen­er­a­tions that lack ade­quate gov­ern­ment intervention.
With­in exist­ing pub­lic pol­i­cy, rapid­ly grow­ing nation­al debts, the cost-of-liv­ing cri­sis, high hous­ing costs, and erod­ing pen­sions, are some of the pol­i­cy areas where young peo­ple are los­ing out.
In a nut­shell, in too many areas of life, soci­ety is act­ing at the expense of young peo­ple and future gen­er­a­tions. A joint and inten­sive effort to secure the exis­tence of human­i­ty beyond the next decades is required.
The organ­is­ers argue that many of these prob­lems are not just nation­al, but glob­al. While the spe­cif­ic con­text may dif­fer from coun­try to coun­try, the gen­er­al trend is that gov­ern­ments world­wide focus on solv­ing short-term prob­lems with lit­tle regard to long-term sus­tain­abil­i­ty, whether it be nat­ur­al resources, gov­ern­ment spend­ing or invest­ment in the futures of younger and future generations.
Inter­gen­er­a­tional Fair­ness Day wants to encour­age peo­ple to think about this essen­tial top­ic and to draw atten­tion to its impor­tance. Gov­ern­ment deci­sion-mak­ers must be remind­ed of their respon­si­bil­i­ty towards future gen­er­a­tions and work togeth­er to cre­ate a future that is fair and sus­tain­able for all generations.

Inter­gen­er­a­tional Foun­da­tion: https://www.if.org.uk
Berke­ley Insti­tute for Young Amer­i­cans: https://youngamericans.berkeley.edu
Mil­lion­gener­a­tions: https://www.milliongenerations.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Gen­er­a­tion Squeeze: https://www.gensqueeze.ca
Think For­ward: https://www.thinkforward.org.au
Part­ner­ship for Future Gen­er­a­tions in Africa: https://ourfutureagenda.org/2023/02/partnership-for-future-generations-in-africa/#:~:text=Partnering%20for%20future%20generations%20requires,as%20trustees%20for%20future%20generations
Next Gen­er­a­tion Fel­lows: https://ourfutureagenda.org/nextgenerationfellows/
Future Design: https://www.ri-futuredesign.com