The Global Governance Innovation Network
Hybrid Launch Event
September 28, 2022
9:00-10:30 AM EST
In 2022, the growing impacts of climate change have been felt across the globe, from prolonged drought in the Middle East and North Africa to erratic monsoons in South Asia and record-breaking heat waves in Europe and China. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic—which reached the tragic milestone of one million deaths within the first eight months of this year—and the ongoing war in Ukraine and other violent conflicts have impeded global progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. To address these and other pressing global challenges, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for, one year ago in his Our Common Agenda report, a Summit of the Future to improve collective action worldwide. Among the summit’s anticipated outcomes are a Declaration on Future Generations, a Global Digital Compact, and a New Agenda for Peace. This report elaborates on the challenges, proposed major elements, and potential spoilers to be overcome for each of these global policy frameworks. It further argues that meaningful civil society engagement in the summit’s preparations can reassure all stakeholders that decisions taken are well-informed, enjoy broad social ownership, and generate a sense of co-responsibility in supporting their implementation. The report will serve as an important resource for the Doha Forum community, the Global Governance Innovation Network, and policymakers, researchers, and advocates supporting the Summit of the Future preparations.
For more about the Rethinking Global Cooperation report, click here.
Moderated Q&A with the Audience
Read the RGC report’s companion volume, Road to 2023: Our Common Agenda and the Pact for the Future
Moderator: Maryam Nemazee (Al Jazeera Newshour anchor)
H.E. Lolwah Al-Khater, Assistant Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar and Executive Director of the Doha Forum
Brian Finlay, President and CEO, The Stimson Center
Poonam Ghimire, Youth Representative, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board for Effective Multilateralism
Michael Collins, Executive-Director, Americas for the Institute for Economics & Peace
Muznah Siddiqui, Former Research Consultant, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson
Nudhara Yusuf, Global Governance Innovation Network Facilitator and Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson
Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson