The scale of today’s global challenges demand collaborative and coordinated action. But deepening geopolitical competition is threatening multilateralism while growing inequality and social tensions continue to undermine public confidence in the ability of international institutions to deliver.
Into this challenging environment, add the complexity and sheer pace of many global challenges such as the climate crisis and the proliferation of new technologies – issues that cannot be addressed effectively by governments alone.
- How do global institutions and mechanisms need to adapt to address the demands for a fairer distribution of power between states and to engage the diverse set of actors essential today for effective solutions?
- What can be learnt from existing initiatives that bring together governments, civil society, private sector, cities, next generation leaders and other stakeholders?
- And what are the political obstacles to greater inclusivity?
Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, Multistakeholder Advisory Group, United Nations Internet Governance Forum
Akanshya Gurung, Y7 Implementation Taskforce, 2021 Youth 7 (Y7)
Sophie Punte, Managing Director of Policy, We Mean Business Coalition
Volker Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
Chair: Dr Renata Dwan, Deputy Director, Chatham House