Global Governance Spotlight 6|2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Global Governance for Health. In search of leadership

Cornelia Ulbert

July 2013; 4 pages

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2013 (pdf-file)

International cooperation on health, which in the past was coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the lead authority on global health, has undergone major changes since the 1990s. Health, as a cross-cutting issue, has become a crucible in which many different challenges facing global governance are concentrated. Not only is this policy field attracting more attention and funding; a broader set of actors has also entered the stage. In this issue of our publication series Global Governance Spotlight the author, Dr Cornelia Ulbert, executive director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), analyses the different options for improving global governance for health and urges for a reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Anchoring global governance in societies


The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance


Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace


On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

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