GENEVA, MARCH 9 – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has partnered with the UNOG Library in the organization of the upcoming Library event entitled Leadership in Modern Multilateralism. The debate on March 12 will discuss the topic of multilateralism as the most logical approach to the challenges the world is facing in our time of fast-paced globalisation. Despite mounting nationalism and criticism, there is no valid alternative to international cooperation.
Opened by Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva, the Library event will feature, among others, Italian journalist Roberto Savio, President Emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS) and Chairman of IPS Board of Trustees.
The debate will explore the principles and ideas underpinning multilateralism against a complex background of climate change, the rise of technology and the future of the global economy. It will underscore the role of eminent personalities who shaped international affairs and the changes in the nature of leadership in the 21st century, with the rise of modern multilateralism. The other panelists are Hala Hameed, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva , and Thomas Biersteker, Professor of International Security and Director of Policy Research, Graduate Institute. (@OnuItalia)