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Doha Debates– Don't settle for a Divided World
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Global Cooperation

New institutions for a new era?

Location: Virtual
September 20, 2020

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Introduction

Why this debate and why now?

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the Allied powers laid the foundations for global institutions like the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, we need global cooperation now more than ever to rein in the virus and rebuild economies. Do our global institutions need to be reformed — or completely rebuilt? 

As we stand at the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Doha Debates looks even further ahead: Will our global institutions serve us for another 75 or more years, or is now the time to dismantle them and rebuild institutions that are more inclusive, more gender-balanced and more representative of the global south? 

Three guests debated the future of worldwide governance on September 20, 2020, with live digital voting and audience participation. Read a full recap of the debate.

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