International high-level dialogue forum

Shaping a globalised world

The Essential World Organisation

3-4 September 2019
University of Duisburg-Essen
Gerhard Mercator House, Duisburg

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- Conference language: English -

In 2020, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary, looking back on a turbulent history. 75 years after the end of WWII and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the multilateral system with the UN at its heart is under pressure once again. But the current transition to a new world order also offers opportunities to reinvigorate the UN. As varied as the concepts for a future global architecture might be, apart from those advanced by hard core unilateralists, they all see a role for a world organisation. But this role might look very different.

The International sef: Expert Workshop 2019 entitled "The Essential World Organisation: Reinvigorating the UN at 75" aims to gain a clearer picture of the general framework in which the UN operates today and in the near future, and to identify new strategies and alliances needed to empower the UN to live up to its Charter.

More publications on this topic

Proposals for a modern, effective, ethical and people-centred United Nations
Report by Georgios Kostakos in ACUNS Quaterly Newsletter Issue 3 2019, page 6

United Nations Charter. Review in 2020 An Urgent Necessity!
Global Governance Spotlight 3|2019

They Call It Multistakeholderism. Where Does That Leave the UN?
Harris Gleckman; September 2, 2019; PassBlue

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