Rethinking Multilateralism and Global Governance
2022: The world is in crisis. Corona, Ukraine, Pakistan – the list grows day by day. Even worse: Shifting power dynamics and ongoing geostrategic conflicts are placing enormous strain on international institutions – and these are, after all, the very formats best equipped to confront problems at a global level. This dilemma raises many questions: How can we reform these institutions? Should we consider a more multipolar system as an alternative to multilateralism? And how much do these institutional questions matter?
With these issues in mind the Global Solutions Initiative launched the workshop series “Rethinking Multilateralism and Global Governance.” The series brings together researchers, policymakers, and representatives of civil society to tackle these challenges through a structured dialogue and develop new strategies and models for international cooperation.
Taking a global perspective, the overarching goal of the workshop is to translate these discussions into concrete, evidence-based policy recommendations for governance fora such as the G7 and G20, so they can play an appropriate role in creating a more sustainable, resilient, and fair world order.
Marianne Beisheim (SWP) and Silke Weinlich (IDOS) (2023, January 12). “Germany and Namibia as Co-leads for the United Nations”. SWP Comment 2023/C03. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. 1-4. doi:10.18449/2023C03.
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (South African Institute of International Affairs) (2022, August 2). “How do Global South politics of non-alignment and solidarity explain South Africa’s position on Ukraine?” Brookings.