Seeking Common Ground in a World of Rivalry

In a world dominated by a rising US-China rivalry and damaged by conflicts, climate change and the lingering consequences of the pandemic especially on the most vulnerable countries, it is as urgent as ever to find common ground on the governance of global commons and global public goods. But one can wonder if it is … Continued

World compass recalibration : rising powers breaking through

The current global order is undergoing major transformations: looming existential threats to humankind that an outdated multilateral system is failing to solve, increasing competition between great powers, and multiplying triggers such as the war in Ukraine and its fallout. Against this backdrop of faltering global leadership, rising powers are emerging and determined to play a … Continued

Bracing for tomorrow: Perspectives on the UN Summit of the Future

In September 2024, the United Nations will convene the Summit of the Future on the theme ‘Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow.’ The event is described as a ‘a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance cooperation on critical challenges and address gaps in global governance, reaffirm existing commitments including to the SDGs and the UN Charter, and … Continued