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CANCELLED | Book Launch: Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century

Thursday 16 April 2020
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Auditorium, LUC The Hague


On the eve of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, the authors of the new publication from Cambridge University Press will discuss their proposals for significant global governance reforms to tackle the urgent global challenges of the 21st Century.

The authors received a major 2018 international comptetive award from the Swedish Global Challenges Foundation, established to stimulate innovative rethinking of the multilateral framework that, seventy-five years ago in San Francisco, created the United Nations Charter and the associated infrastructure of UN organisations.

The book contends that the United Nations system is no longer fit for purpose - it no longer fulfills the aims for which it was established. We are thus confronting a range of global catastrophic risks which are putting enormous pressure on our existing institutions. These have remained largely frozen in time in their essential features and are increasingly unable to cope with the challenges that we face in a world that bears little resemblance to that of 1945, at the outset of the postwar period.

Submit your experiences, comments, and questions to the panel here.

  "Lopez-Claros, Dahl, and Groff propose radical reforms to the charter that authorizes and rules the United Nations, and other methods of improving the current muddled state of global governance." 
- Robert I. Rotberg - Harvard University, author of On Governance    

 "This pathbreaking work provides important insights for practitioners and scholars struggling to understand the economic, political, and scientific forces roiling the world." 
- Dan Sarooshi QC - University of Oxford, and Essex Court Chambers, London  


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