There is a saying that if you put two politicians in a room you will get three opinions. In this case, we had the challenge of narrowing down a broad field of global peace to a precise document that was focused on a few key topics. From the outset, I thought consensus would be a challenge and I thought that each topic would yield debate, especially when talking around the sensitive aspects. You can appreciate that the urgent needs in the driest and poorest parts of Africa right now are not the same as those of the wealthiest, greenest parts of Europe, and if they are, there is no way the citizens are seeing it that way. Our language would have to be sympathetic, empathetic, and universal enough to draw in as much buy-in as possible from as many countries to make this charter a real success. I was pleasantly surprised that there was mainly agreement and cordial discussion around all the topics and that we quickly reached decisions on topics in no time.