A new consensus for the post-Covid19 world: Multilateral cooperation for global recovery
At the last Paris Peace Forum, several world leaders launched a global discussion on forging a new consensus for the post-Covid19 world. In partnership with Project Syndicate and its member newspapers worldwide, the Paris Peace Forum will continue to drive the debate forward.
Multilateral Cooperation for Global Recovery
By Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Macky Sall, Antonio Guterres, Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen
Published on 3 February, 2021 by Le Monde, La Libre Belgique, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), among others
In September 2000, 189 countries signed the “Millennium Declaration,” shaping the principles of international cooperation for a new era of progress toward common goals. Emerging from the Cold War, we were confident about our capacity to build a multilateral order capable of tackling the big challenges of the time: hunger and extreme poverty, environmental degradation, diseases, economic shocks, and the prevention of conflicts. In September 2015, all countries again committed to an ambitious agenda to tackle global challenges together: the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.