Community session: Addressing the Geopolitics of Global Health Challenges Ahead

This session is curated by the World Health Summit. The G7’s engagement with global health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic leads to four lessons about the relationship between global health and geopolitics. They relate to the interface of domestic and foreign policy, the impact of geopolitics on pandemic response, the strategic positioning of health … Read more

The future of development cooperation

This session is curated by Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director, Stephan Klingebiel, Chair, Research Programme “Inter- and Transnational Cooperation”, and Heiner Janus, Senior Researcher, all German Development Institute (DIE). Responding to the urgent global crises requires a transformation of the economy towards focusing on human well-being and respect for planetary boundaries. No nation-state alone can achieve the … Read more

Closing communiqués of the G20 engagement groups

In view of the G20 summit on October 30 and 31, 2021, the G20 engagement groups are gradually publishing their communiqués with their proposals and recommendations for the G20 member countries these days. We are documenting the final documents of these working groups. Urban 20 Urban 20 is a city diplomacy initiative that brings together … Read more

Strengthen Global Governance & Ease Geopolitical Tensions

There is a lot at stake during this transitional year. The Italian G20 Summit in October and the run-up to it, either raises the intensity and shifts the focus of the public governance discourse, or the world will muddle forward on incrementalist change which is a business-as-usual scenario. None of us involved in this Global … Read more

Keynote: Tetsushi Sonobe Panel: Infrastructure: Targets, Governance and Financing

Infrastructure plays a key role in supporting the recoupling of economic prosperity with social and environmental prosperity. This requires long-term investment in social infrastructure, including education, health and housing, as well as investments into infrastructure that supports a reduction of the environmental footprints. The Covid-19 crisis affects the global economy largely through and within interconnected … Read more

Healing multilateralism: how multi-level governance can solve global problems

It is often heard: Global problems, such as climate change or the fight against Covid-19, require global cooperation. The cross-border nature and sheer scope of the problems require global collective action. Yet, cooperation often does not go beyond words. What is often highlighted instead are systemic differences, bilateral approaches to cooperation, and the malfunctioning of … Read more

Towards a strong G20 for effective multilateral cooperation

The global system is focused on economic growth, with social prosperity and environmental sustainability as subsidiaries and derivative to economic growth. The transformational change needed to realign the political, economic and social systems, focusing on the wellbeing of people and the planet, requires a broad coalition of actors – actors from politics, business and society … Read more

Building a Better Future of Work

What began as a global health crisis in 2020 developed into an economic one, resulting in widespread business failures and social and political upheaval. Poor, marginalised, and vulnerable communities, as well as their workforces, have been disproportionately affected, and while vaccines are allowing many countries to begin reopening borders, economies, and activities, the emerging economic … Read more

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