Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?
The growth of illiberal nationalism in the US and the deepening of already illiberal nationalist states like Russia and China are compromising the UN’s key mandates and thwarting serious progressive…
Kamal Malhotra | 09.09.2022
Globaler Fortschritt rückgängig, UNO verschiebt Zukunftsgipfel auf 2024
Die UN-Generalversammlung in New York hat heute beschlossen, dass im September 2024 ein „Zukunftsgipfel“ in New York einberufen werden soll, um einen „Pakt für die Zukunft“ zu verabschieden. In einer…
DWB | 08.09.2022
Disagreements on reforming the UN Security Council continue
The recent round of inter-governmental negotiations on UN Security Council reform ended in New York on 12th July 2022 with an “oral decision” of the UN General Assembly to “immediately”…
Jebilson Raja Joslin | 06.09.2022
Book review: Breaking Boundaries. The Science of our Planet
“So, perhaps now is the time to reopen discussions about adopting more democratic principles at the global level – everyone might one day vote in a world parliament.” Those words…
Keith McNeill | 05.09.2022
75 Jahre Montreux-Erklärung für eine föderale Weltregierung
Vor 75 Jahren, am 23. August 1947, trafen sich über 400 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus mehr als 20 Ländern und 50 Organisationen in Montreux, Schweiz, zur ersten „Konferenz der Weltbewegung…
Andreas Bummel | 24.08.2022
Die meisten internationalen Verträge funktionieren nicht, sagt Studie
Eine systematische Untersuchung internationaler Verträge ergab, dass nur solche in den Bereichen Handel und Finanzen messbare Fortschritte bei der Erreichung der angestrebten Ziele aufweisen. Es werden Durchsetzungsmechanismen empfohlen.
Steven J. Hoffman | 19.08.2022
A stronger voice for local and regional governments in global affairs
Emilia Saiz, Secretary-General of United Cities and Local Governments, makes the case for a greater political voice of local communities in global governance and highlights their local multilateralism
Emilia Saiz | 11.08.2022
Nuclear disarmament, a world parliament and world peace
The tenth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty opened in early August with a stark warning from UN Secretary-General António Guterres of nuclear danger „not seen since the height…
DWB | 08.08.2022
Six new rules to update and strengthen democracy
Democracy has lasted for centuries because it is the most effective tool for making decisions across large, diverse communities. It gives us control over decision-makers, making them accountable to us….
Marcial Boo | 06.07.2022
Book review: The Rules of Democracy
Marcial Boo has some excellent credentials as a regulator of politicians and a supervisor of public spending. He has now written an excellent book – extraordinarily concise, pertinent and principled…
Hilton Dawson | 06.07.2022
What will the world make of the UN Summit of the Future in 2023?
In this piece the authors provide an overview of Stimson Center’s new report „Road to 2023: Our Common Agenda and the Pact for the Future“ and argue that the UN requires far-reaching changes
Richard Ponzio und Nudhara Yusuf | 04.07.2022
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