Independent Commission Multilateralism Policy Paper
By Independent Commission on Multilateralism
Over the past few years, the world has been confronted with a series of crises that have challenged perceptions of global stability. Whether a moment of high-risk or great opportunity, this is without a doubt a moment of growing complexity. More actors, institutions, and networks of interests are engaged in the international sphere than ever before.
This policy paper explores three groups of these actors: regional organizations; civil society and NGOs; and the private sector. It also asks how the UN can better leverage relations with and among these actors for a more efficient and legitimate multilateral system. Based on extensive consultations with representatives of states, various UN entities, and civil society, as well as subject-matter experts, this paper details recommendation laid out in the ICM’s final report, published in September 2016.
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