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The Evolution of Multilateralism: Perspectives from the Global South

20 February 2020
The Evolution of Multilateralism: Perspectives from the Global South

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Library Events Room (B.135)
Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floo

This event is an opportunity to discuss the role of the Global South in multilateralism and the vision of many nations that were sidelined during the creation of the structures of global cooperation that emerged after the Second World War. Nowadays, the Global South is teeming with initiatives for a more equitable and inclusive multilateralism. This debate will offer different perspectives on how global governance may evolve to meet the new challenges, such as climate change and rising inequalities. This Library Talk is part of the celebration of “100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva (1920-2020)”, reflecting on the multilateralism of the future.

The event will feature two high-profile academics, Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney, with her research on nationalism and internationalism, and Sandrine Kott, University of Geneva, with her work on economic inequality brought about by globalization.

A discussion with:
  • Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History, University of Sydney
  • Sandrine Kott, Professor of Modern European History, University of Geneva
  • Ueli Staeger, PhD researcher, International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Ambassador Alaa Youssef, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Egypt to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Moderated by:
  • Francesco Pisano, Director, UN Library Geneva

We have put together a list of resources available at the UN Library Geneva on this topic.



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Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 20 February 2020.


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