Roadmap to a More Effective and Inclusive United Nations Unveiled
Stockholm, Sweden – September 15, 2020
As the 75th U.N. General Assembly convenes this week, Global Challenges Foundation is participating in the UN75 Global Governance Forum, to be attended virtually by more than 2,000 global leaders. Specifically, the foundation arranges the seminar “Climate Governance: The Paris Agreement and Beyond” and presents its new Climate Governance Commission.
The UN75 Global Governance Forum, to be held on 16-18 September, will amplify aspects of the Roadmap for the Future We Want & UN We Need: A Vision 20/20 for UN75 and Beyond, being unveiled this week, that is the product of two years of policy dialogues and collective action and a cross-sector collaborative process.
The development of the Roadmap and the UN75 Global Governance Forum reflect broad global participation and put forth a fresh perspective on global governance, recommending new tools, platforms, and approaches for achieving peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate. Findings will be presented by Executive Director Jens Orback and participants in its development in a robust line-up of plenaries, partnership presentations, concurrent sessions and conversations.
Jointly convened by The Stimson Center, Global Challenges Foundation, One Earth Future, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the Global Governance Philanthropy Network, the UN75 Global Governance Forum will highlight:
- 20 multi-stakeholder partnership initiatives among civil society, the private sector, philanthropic institutions, governments, and the UN System
- 20 institutional, policy, and normative change proposals.
The Forum’s Honorary Co-Chairs, who are among those speaking at the Forum, include Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General of the World Health Organization and Prime Minister of Norway; Professor Ibrahim Gambari, former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs; Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy; Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chair of The Elders; and Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia.
“If ever there ever an argument for enhanced global cooperation to tackle catastrophic risks, Covid-19 is it” said Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation.
World leaders will mark the historic 75th Anniversary of the United Nations on 21 September by formally endorsing a Declaration with twelve distinct commitments calling for global action. The Roadmap – and the groundbreaking conversations that contributed to its development – will serve as a guiding document, advancing the ideals and implementation of the UN75 Declaration goals to “deliver the future we want.”
For more information on the UN75 Global Governance Forum, including a detailed agenda, roster of speakers, and a link to register for the event, please visit www.UN75globalforum.org.
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