Dec 8, 2021

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In collaboration with Global Governance Forum

The UN Charter sought to establish a framework for peace and security so that the international community could focus on “the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples.” We were supposed to set war aside so that we could redirect those resources to poverty alleviation, the improvement of living conditions and creating opportunities for human development. And yet, 75 years after the adoption of the Charter, we face a range of global challenges which cast a shadow over our collective future: accelerating climate change, rising militarism, widening income disparities, widespread gender and other forms of discrimination. This panel will discuss why the failures to develop more effective mechanisms of international cooperation have been hugely costly in development terms and what might be some desirable reforms to our global economic governance architecture. It will seek answers to the question: How can we reform our educational systems to support the required transformations in thinking and values?


  • Augusto LOPEZ-CLAROS, Executive Director, Global Governance Forum


  • Arthur DAHL, President, International Environment Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Maja GROFF, Visiting Professor, Leiden University, Convener, Climate Governance Commission, Global Challenges Foundation (Sweden)
  • Joshua LINCOLN, Senior Fellow, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University, former Chief of Staff to UN Executive Secretary, UN Commission for Europe
  • Darynell RODRIGUEZ, Former Executive Director Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict