Global Governance beyond Covid-19: Recovery and Institutional Revitalisation
In this journal article, Dr. Joris Larik and Dr. Richard Ponzio put forward a broad-based pandemic recovery agenda that goes hand in hand with institutional reforms at the global level.
- Joris Larik & Richard Ponzio
- 04 January 2022
- Global Governance beyond Covid-19: Recovery and Institutional Revitalisation
The year 2020 will be remembered for marking the onset of the Covid-19pandemic rather than the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. At the highest political levels, the pandemic is described as a wake-up call and opportunity to ‘build back better’. In this article, it is argued that ‘building back better’ must also concern a broad-based recovery agenda that goes hand in hand with overdue reforms in the system of global governance. After pointing out what the Covid-19 crisis has revealed about the shortcomings of the current global governance architecture, the article puts forward a reform agenda, which is to culminate in a world summit to fully utilise the political momentum created by the crisis. Avoiding a return to the ‘old normal’, it is imperative to make global governance more resilient to not only future pandemics but also other existing and emerging global challenges.
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