Improving global governance: making global institutions fit-for-purpose in the 21st century
Keywords:peace and security, economic governance, sustainable development and climate change, 'governing, without sovereign authority', International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group, UN Security Council, Human Rights Council
In this lecture I will: comment on some of the complex challenges of the 21st century which cry out for effective global governance reflecting today’s geopolitical and other realities; and examine whether global governance institutions – particularly in the areas of peace and security, economic governance, sustainable development and climate change – have kept up with geopolitical changes and been able to tackle emerging challenges to ensure their continued effectiveness, legitimacy and accountability.
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