Young Voices on the Future of Multilateralism | Oct 23, 2020
“Multilateralism is under fire, precisely when we need it most”. This 2018 statement by UN Secretary António General Guterres seems more pressing now than ever before. The Covid-19 pandemic, an escalating climate crisis and protracted conflicts around the world underscore the exceptional urgency for more global coordination, multilateral solutions and the recoupling of economic, ecological and social wellbeing. Yet, today’s global order is marked by an increased reliance on unilateralism and zero-sum calculations. Major international climate and security agreements are in jeopardy and put our planet and the future of younger generations at risk. How can we transform the future of multilateralism? What role can and should the United Nations play? And how do younger generations envision this path?
This event was co-designed and facilitated by the Young Global Changers – a network of policy thinkers and innovators from around the world. The Young Global Changers are engaged in projects and activities that work towards the Recoupling of economic, political, environmental and social domains. With this event the Young Global Changers want to give room to youth-led initiatives – but also, to intergenerational dialogue. The event is a joint project by the Global Solutions Initiative and 1014. The activities will complement the ongoing UN global dialogue initiative, UN75.
Online Event: October 23rd, 2020 | 4 pm CEST (Berlin) & 10 am EST (New York) | See recording above
UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General for UN75
Climate Activist & Nationwide Social Media Spokesperson at Fridays for Future (Germany)
Resource Mobilization Manager for UNICEF & Member of Young UN: Agents for Change
Campaigner with Together First & Communications Officer at the United Nations Association (UK)
Director at Leading Change Canada and Lead Author UNESCO #YouthWagingPeace
Journalist & TV presenter
María Elena Agüero
Secretary General of the Club of Madrid
Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office
Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN
President & CEO of the International Crisis Group
The YGC Engagement Group on the Future of Multilateralism & Global Governance
Contributions by the Young Global Changers
Policy Recommendations, Policy Briefs and Articles
Policy Briefs contain recommendations and visions and cover policy ares that are of interest to G20 policymakers. The majority of the Policy Briefs has been developed by a corresponding T20 Task Force.