Global governance

The Global Challenges Foundation aims to promote global governance as a means of addressing the world's most pressing challenges, such as climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics.

Our view

We advocate for increased co-operation and co-ordination among nations and other actors, as well as for the development of new and improved mechanisms for global decision-making. Our belief is that the current global governance system is inadequate to address the scale and complexity of today’s challenges. 

As part of our efforts, the Foundation supports prominent research and change leaders, recognising that addressing these challenges requires the collective efforts of a diverse range of stakeholders.

Our ultimate goal is to create a safer and more sustainable world, where global risks are managed effectively and all people live in dignity. To achieve this vision, a fundamental transformation of the global governance system is required, which is possible through collective action and collaboration.

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What is global governance?

Global governance refers to the system of decision-making and co-operation among international actors, including states, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and civil society.

About global governance

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