The world is in permanent crisis mode. Intensified international cooperation is urgently needed. The UN Secretary-General called for new ways to work together and proposed a Summit of the Future to respond to the multiple crises affecting people’s lives. UN Member States agreed that the Summit will take place in September 2024.
The preparatory process for this Summit provides an opportunity not only for governments and the UN but also for civil society organizations, trade unions and researchers to shape the global discourse on the future of multilateralism and global cooperation. The new report Spotlight on Global Multilateralism offers an insightful and diverse contribution to this process. It provides critical analyses and presents recommendations for strengthening democratic multilateral structures and policies. Its contributors are convinced that fundamental and systemic changes in policies, governance and mindsets are necessary to rebuild trust and to foster multilateral cooperation based on solidarity and international law.
At the online event to launch the Report, contributors will present key findings. These cover a wide range of topics, from peace and common security, reforms of the global financial architecture, calls for a New Social Contract, an inclusive digital future, the rights of future generations, to the growing action and interaction of cities and regions at the international level.
Anna Sundström/Björn Lindh, Olof Palme International Center
Paola Simonetti, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Patricia Miranda, Latindadd
Chenai Mukumba, Tax Justice Network Africa
Aldo Caliari, Jubilee USA Network
Ana María Suárez Franco, FIAN International/Sandra Liebenberg, Stellenbosch University
Anita Gurumurthy/Nandini Chami, IT for Change
Edgardo Bilsky, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Daria Cibrario, Public Services International (PSI) (tbc)
Jens Martens/Bodo Ellmers, GPF Europe and Hajo Lanz, FES Geneva