Which Role for the UN in Today’s and Tomorrow’s World? International Expert Workshop Held in Duisburg

On September 3/4, 2019, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and INEF invited researchers and practitioners to address the challenge of the UN as “The Essential World Organisation: Reinvigorating the UN at 75”. Experts gave insights on the legitimacy and adaptability of the organization and shed light on strategies, reform challenges and new alliances, necessary to empower the UN to operate in a polycentric future and live up to its charter.

You will find the workshop programme and short report here.

Findings of this workshop were also reflected in a policy paper on “Shaping Multilateralism”.

Expert Workshop on “Goodbye to Elitism: Anchoring Global Governance in Societies”

On September 25/26, 2018, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and INEF jointly hosted an international expert workshop at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Our focus was on identifying new strategies which might enhance the progressive rooting of global governance in societies. Recent trends, amongst others urbanisation and digitalisation were reflected upon in light of their potential to foster participation of local actors and the democratisation of global governing.

You will find the workshop programme and a short report here.