Toward Innovation and Renewal of Regional and Global Governance
Dialogue on issues and questions about the future of multilateralism and its impact at the global, regional and national levels in the Americas.
The online dialogue (20 March to 26 April) was designed to bring multi-stakeholder, regional perspectives and feed ideas into the final months of preparations for key political milestones of 2020, including the UN 75 Leaders’ Summit and its associated political declaration (to be finalized by June 2020), as well as the 2020 Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture.
The dialogue served as a platform to open the conversation around key issues and questions on the future of multilateralism and its impact at the global, regional, and national levels in the Americas. Participants were encouraged to contribute to all four segments of the dialogue. Inputs were synthesized – on a not-for-attribution-basis – and consolidated in a summary report which served the following objectives:
- shed light on the role of the UN in the Americas and its collaboration with regional organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS) on issue areas such as peace and security, sustainable development, climate change, humanitarian action, justice and human rights.
- offer policy recommendations on how to build on successes and strengthen multilateralism at the UN, Organization of American States and other regional actors within or engaging with the UN system.
How to Participate?
We accepted requests for participation from individuals who live or have expertise on the regions. An overview of the sessions can be seen below.
Approved requests received an invitation from the organizers to join the Google group for the online discussion that you selected.
We welcomed contributions in both Spanish and English.
Format and Sessions
The online dialogue was structured in four segments. Each segment kicked off with a focused thematic webinar bringing together the key experts on each thematic topic from the United Nations, civil society, regional organizations and member states who will share their reflections and open the conversation to questions from the participants. The online discussion and webinars’ schedule was as follows:
Cristina Petcu, Stimson Center
Daria Ivleva, adelphi
Richard Ponzio, Stimson Center
Ben Donaldson, Together First