Debate Insights

Why artificial intelligence needs an ethical framework
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not value neutral. Its use raises concerns regarding privacy and data protection, gender and cultural biases, increased digital exposure for populations at risk, and an escalation of misinformation and hate speech. It is also being used...
Building a multi-stakeholder process to improve the governance of space
As the number of space operations is rapidly growing, the need for a better governance of outer space is becoming obvious for all actors. A lack of governance creates numerous safety issues, threatening the conduct of space activities and the...
Technology is central to inclusive education but does not replace the human factor
The Covid-19 pandemic has placed education systems in an unprecedented situation. At its peak, schools were closed in 190 countries, affecting 1.5 billion students, or 90% of the global student body. With almost no warning, governments and private institutions had...
Joint action to face climate change and Covid-19: a major path for a sustainable future
In 2020, all stakeholders should have demonstrated their ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. By the end of the year, parties communicated or updated their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and shared their long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies. Meeting...
Stakeholder participation is key to a better, more secure cyberspace
The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace was launched during the first edition of the Forum in 2018, and has become the largest multi-stakeholder initiative on cybersecurity with more than 1,100 supporters worldwide, including 78 states and 650...
Like a Phoenix from the Ashes? Multilateralism in a (Post-)Covid World
The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on multilateral cooperation, with many states endorsing nationalism and "my country first" policies. The session looked at options to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for more effective multilateral cooperation. How can...
UN75 and the future of Multilateralism
In 2020, the United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary and launched its most ambitious effort to crowdsource priorities and solutions to global challenges – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis, geopolitical tensions, deepening inequalities, and major transformations in our societies,...
AU-EU Youth Hub: kickstarting new approaches with youth in the driving seat
The first Hub session (November 2018) was dedicated to building innovative projects based on the priorities presented by Youth at the AU-EU Abidjan Summit. The second Hub session (November 2019) kick-started project implementation, enabling the 42 youth from the Hub...
Defeating the Deadlock: Towards a New Consensus for Multilateral Action
Climate change, new technologies, migration, global inequalities – many of the current global challenges require collective responses. At the same time, the multilateral order is under fire. Great power politics and nationalism are on the rise while support for international...
Borders in a ‘Borderless’ World
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the world has seen unprecedented levels of interconnectedness. Globalization and transnational flows of people, goods, capital, and information were expected to render borders less and less important. 30 years later, the opposite seems...

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