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The UN75 Global Governance Forum seeks to promote a more inclusive and effective United Nations through dialogue and recommendations that better harness the ideas, capabilities, and networks of both state and non-state actors for achieving the UN’s commitment to peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate.
As we approach the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations under the banner “the future we want, the UN we need”, we reflect on the complex challenges facing our world, including cross-border health pandemics, economic shocks, inequality, climate instability, and threats to peace and security, and bring forward a call to action. Talking about what the UN system can do for us and the changes required is important. An even more critical challenge is to engage stakeholders from within and outside the world body to co-create partnerships and pathways to the future we fervently desire and a United Nations that inspires and serves all humanity.
- Initiate a new generation of scale-able, multi-stakeholder partnership iniatives that better harness, for 2020 and beyond, the ideas, capabilities and networks of state & non-state actors for achieving the UN’s commitment to peace, sustainable development, human rights, and a stable climate
- Build consensus around a strategy for a select number of “global governance institutional, policy, and normative innovations.
Partnership Track Discussions (Invitation Only) 13 July – 4 September, 2020
Innovation Track E-Consultation and Webinar Series (Invitation Only) held between August 3rd – 30th, with weekly webinars held from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM EST (NY time) on August 5th (Global Economic Governance & Sustainable Development), 12th (Peace & Security), 19th (Human Rights, Humanitarian Action & Inclusive Governance), and 26th (Climate Governance).
Plenary Sessions held on September 16 & 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST
Community-driven sessions held on September 18 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST
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Since its founding in 1945, governments have strived through the United Nations to create a system that addresses global challenges around the three main pillars: Peace & Security, Development, and Human Rights. Climate governance has now, in effect, become the world body’s fourth pillar. Though the emergence of global civil society and the business community have added new capabilities to our global governance system, the complexity of the modern world—including, for starters, the harmful spread of the COVID-19 virus and its devastating financial and economic consequences, the disruptive effects of new technologies, the threat of runaway climate change, rising violence in fragile states and regions, and record migration and refugee levels—is outpacing our collective ability to manage globalization for the benefit of all nations and peoples.
Today, learning from both failures and hard-fought successes, we know much more about what an effective holistic process for progressive global change looks like—harnessing the thinking, resources, and connections among state and non-state actors across the UN system’s four pillars (i.e., building effective partnerships)—and the specific global norms, policies, and institutional reforms needed (i.e., promoting innovation), to achieve a new end state that better serves the shared aspirations of all humanity.
The UN75 Global Governance Forum is premised on the idea that diverse stakeholders, working collaboratively and empowered by new technologies, represent the best way forward toward achieving both the future people worldwide are calling for and the new United Nations we so urgently need.
Volkan Bozkir – President of the 75th Session of the General Assembly
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande – President of the 74th Session of the General Assembly
Fabrizio Hochschild – Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary
Natalie Samarasinghe – Chief of Strategy in the Office of the Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary
Maryam Nemazee – Broadcast journalist with Al Jazeera English
José Antonio Ocampo – Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and member of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance.
Hina Jilani – Pioneering lawyer and human rights defender; President of the World Organization Against Torture; and member of The Elders
Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater – Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and Executive-Director of the Doha Fourm
Wanjira Mathai – Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at World Resouorces Institute
Danilo Türk – President of the Club de Madrid, Former President of Slovenia, and former UN Assistant Secretary-General
Lloyd Axworthy – Former Foreign Minister of Canada and Chair of the World Refugee Council
Augusto Lopez-Claros – Chair of the Global Governance Forum
Lysa John – Secretary-General of CIVICUS
Stephen Schlesinger – Fellow at The Century Foundation
Maria João Rodrigues – President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies
Anna Karin Eneström – Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
Thomas Weiss – Presidential Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Laura Chinchilla – Vice-President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Costa Rica
Maria Fernanda Espinosa – Former President of the United Nations General Assembly
Adriana Abdenur – Co-Founder of CIPO and Member of the UN’s Committee on Development Policy
Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani – Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations
Arunabha Ghosh – Founder and CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Cho Hyun – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Adela Raz – Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations
Maysaa Wael Abu Hilal – Women ART Peace Project Manager, Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies
Dr. Branka Agic – Project Advisor, Mental Wellness for the World’s Growing Refugees, Migrants, and Disenfranchised Peoples
Ali Altiok – Program Officer, Interpeace USA
Marcel Arsenault – Founder, One Earth Future
Mena Ayazi – Youth, Peace and Security Advisor, Search for Common Ground
Joseph Baratta – Historian, Author of The Politics of World Federation
Marc Batac – Regional Officer, Initiatives for International Dialogue
Doreen Bogdan – Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunications Bureau
Sandra Breka – Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch Stiftung
Rachel Bronson – President and CEO at Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Andreas Bummel – Co-founder and Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders
Charlotte Bunch – Founder and Senior Scholar, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
Sharon Burke – Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program, New America
Maxine Burkett – Associate Professor and Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability
Ralph Chami – Assistant Director, International Montetary Fund
Alex Cobham – CEO at Tax Justice Network
Michael Collins – Executive Director (Americas), Institute for Economics and Peace
Luis Consuegra – Strategic Partnerships Advisor, International IDEA
Maureen Connolly – Forum Director, One Earth Future
Arthur L. Dahl – President, International Environment Forum
Lual Deng – Managing Director, Ebony Center for Strategic Studies
Clementine Desigaud – Political Advisor, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Domenec Devesa – Member of the European Parliament of Spain
Jessica Duque – Outreach and Development Officer, Institute for Economics and Peace
William Durch – Distinguished Fellow, Transforming Conflict and Governance Program and JS2020 project, Stimson Center
Patricia Galdamez – Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General, Community of Democracies
Max Gilbert – Focal Point for the SDGs and Senior Advisor, External Relations, Council of Europe
Sarah Glaser – Program Director, One Earth Future
Maja Groff – Visiting Professor, Leiden University
Francisco Guerrero – Secretary, Strengthening of Democracy, Organization of American States
Uzma Gul – Human rights advocate and youth leader, International Alliance for Women
Christa Gyori – Founder, Purpose First Economy
Nandini Harihar – Research Analyst, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Daisuka Higashi – Professor, Sophia University in Tokyo
Lise Morjé Howard – Professor of Government, Georgetown University
Cindy Huang – Vice President of Strategic Outreach with Refugees International
Jeffrey Huffines – Senior Advisor, UN2020 & Together First
David Jackson – Director, Local Development Finance, United Nations Development Fund
Earl James – Board Member, Common Home of Humanity
Magnus Jiborn – Senior Researcher, Global Challenges Foundation
Rajiv Joshi – Founder, Bridging Ventures
Juan De Joya – Project Director, Association for Computing Machinery’s Future of Computing Academy
Erik Kastlander – Chair, Global Information Management Working Group, OCHA
Gizem Kilinç – Leading Coordinator, United Network of Young Peacebuilders
Steve Killelea – Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace
Maria Kisumba – Senior Advisor, Policy & Government Relations, Humanity United and former Coordinator of Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda
Marina Kumskova – UN Liaison, Global Partnership of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
Eisei Kurimoto – Professor, Osaka University in Japan
Tomas Lamanauskas – Head, Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union
Joris Larik – Assistant Professor and Senior Advisor at Leiden University and Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center
Volker Lehmann – Senior Policy Analyst, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York
Michael Liu – Executive Director, Chinese Initiative on International Law
Gina Lucarelli – Team Leader Accelerator Lab Network, United Nations Development Programme
Juan Fernando Lucio – Director, PASO Colombia / One Earth Future
Paulo Magalhães – Founder and President, Common Home of Humanity
Marina Manke – Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Division, Department of Migration Management, International Organization for Migration
Nomsa Tarabella Marchesi – Member of Parliament of the National Assembly of South Africa
|Claudia Martinez – Executive Director, Economia, Ecologia y Etica Assesorias|
Khabele Matloso – Director, Political Affairs, African Union Commission
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze – Head of Special Projects, Institute for Security Studies
|Alhagie Mbow – Member of the Pan African Parliament of Gambia|
Paul Monaghan – CEO at Fair Tax Mark
Francis Mugisha – Member of Leadership Team, TransferLink
Oshita Oshita – Director-General/Member, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
Jens Orback – Executive Director at the Global Challenges Foundation. Former Swedish cabinet minister with a background as Secretary General at the Olof Palme International Centre, anchorman at the Swedish television and economist at the Ministry of Finance.
Daniel Perell – Representative to the UN, Baha’i International Community
Cristina Petcu – Research Associate, The Stimson Center
Yu Ping Chan – Team Leader Digital Cooperation, United Nations
Richard Ponzio – Director and Senior Fellow at The Stimson Center
Vesselin Popovski – Professor of International Peace Studies, Soka University, Tokyo
Saphira Rameshfar – Representative of the Baha’i International Community’s UN Office in New York
Megan Roberts – Deputy Director of Policy Planning, United Nations Foundation
Edna Ramirez Robles – Professor of International Law at the Universidad de Guadalajara and Director, GOBIZ Global
Robert Rotberg – Founding Director, The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Rahima Sajid – American Pakistan Fellow and youth representative to the UN, International Alliance of Women
Achyuta Samanta – Founder, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, KISS Foundation UK, and KISS Foundation US
Conor Seyle – Senior Strategic Advisor, One Earth Future
Amit Sharma – CEO, FinClusive
Yadira Pinilla Soto – Advisor to the Director of the Department of the Sustainable Democracy and Special Missions, Organization of American States
Jordan Street – Policy and Advocacy Adviser, SaferWorld
Enyseh Teimory – Communications Officer, Together First, United Nations Association – UK
Izabella Teixiera – Former Minister of the Environment of Brazil/Co-chair of the International Resource Panel
Mandeep Tiwana – Chief Programmes Officer, CIVICUS
Massimo Tomassoli – Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International IDEA
Chris Williams – Chairman, RTpay
Jonah Wittkamper – Convener, Global Governance Philanthropy Network
Zonibel Woods – Gender consultant, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Asian Development Bank
Ursula Wynhoven – United Nations Representative, International Telecommunications Union
Janene Yazzie – Sustainable Development Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council
Soon-Young Yoon – Representative to the UN, International Alliance of Women, co-driver of the fwMAP
*Please visit back for regular updates on confirmed speakers for the UN75 Global Governance Forum.
The UN75 Global Governance Forum is organized around Four Thematic Pillars:
Two Tracks (Invite Only)
Track 1: Partnerships
Across the forum’s four pillars (peace and security, sustainable development, human rights and humanitarian action, and climate governance), plenary presentations and breakout groups will explore new kinds of multi-stakeholder partnerships composed of UN system departments/agencies, states, the private sector, philanthropists, and broader civil society groups from all regions.
While the forum’s Day 1 will focus on the formulation of pre-vetted partnerships to achieve specific outcomes, Day 2 will seek to nurture the development of 15 to 20 new multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance the mission of the United Nations across its main pillars of action.
The partnerships will be drawn from various stages of development. Each partnership will represent an opportunity to be scaled and replicated in the future. Each of the partnerships showcased will be presented to the UN 75 Leaders Summit, planned for 21 September, in New York.
Track 2: Innovation
Building on preceding online and in-person global and regional policy dialogues and an e-consultation, this track will build consensus on and devise a reform strategy for a select number (i.e., no more than 10 to 15) of “Global Governance Institutional, Policy, and Normative Innovations for UN75 & Beyond” that both complement and improve the conditions for effective multi-stakeholder partnerships promoted in Partnerships Track. The Innovation Track will be held from August 3rd – 30th. Webinar series held from 10:30 am – 11:45 am EST on August 5th (Global Economic Governance & Sustainable Development), 12th (Peace & Security), 19th (Human Rights, Humanitarian Action & Inclusive Governance), and 26th (Climate Governance).
The proposed innovations will also aim to further develop and go beyond official UN75 Declaration commitments.
Global Challenges Foundation – Climate Risk Governance Commission
Lead: The Global Climate/Nature Emergency and the Governance Gap
The Commission aims to fill a crucial gap in confronting the global climate emergency, by innovating and proposing feasible high impact global governance solutions for urgent, exponential climate action, to limit global temperature rise to or below 1.5°C.
Alliance for Multilateralism
Lead: Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
The goal of the Paris Call is to constitute a community of supporters from all sectors – public sector, private sector, civil society – that unite around, promote and implement a common set of values and principles in order to increase trust and security in the cyberspace.
Secure Fisheries: One Earth Future
Lead: Cold Catch – Developing a Cold Chain Infrastructure for the Somali Fishing Industry
This partnership will bring about an innovative multi-disciplinary solution in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance, to cold chain infrastructure that can be piloted in Somalia and expanded to other LDCs.
- Showcase innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships among civil society, the private sector, philanthropists, governments and the UN system to complement the intergovernmental UN 75 Declaration. These parallel commitments will be presented at the September 21, 2020 UN 75 Leaders Summit.
- Catalyze a follow-on intergovernmental process(es) post-2020 (i) to facilitate progress on new multi-stakeholder collaborations, and (ii) to support the UN 75 Declaration and Leaders Summit through proposed institutional, policy, and normative innovations in the global governance system.
Opportunities to Participate
- Be part of a global network from governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, the business community, and philanthropic sector.
- Pursue creative new multi-stakeholder partnerships with UN system and government leaders.
- Contribute to the Forum’s agenda, including speaking and general participation opportunities, by participating in the private sector-philanthropic institutions advisory group, UN Advisory Group, or Coordination Group.
- Become a sponsor of this historic event.
Forum Director: Maureen Connolly, [email protected]
Partnerships Track: Ramon Alvero, [email protected]
Ban Ki-Moon – Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, President & Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute, and Deputy Chair of the Elders
Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. Following his second term as UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon joined The Elders as Deputy Chair. He is also the President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).
Gro Harlem Brundtland – Member, The Elders, Co-Chair, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, former Prime Minister of Norway, former Director-General of the World Health Organization, and former Chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development
Gro Harlem Brundtland is a Norwegian politician, who served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway and as Director-General of the World Health Organization. She is a medical doctor who champions health as a human right and put sustainable development on the international agenda. She has been a member of the Elders since its founding in 2007, bringing to the group her decades of experience as a global leader in public health and sustainable development. Prime Minister Brundtland was a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and serves on the board of the United Nations Foundation.
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright – Former U.S. Secretary of State and Former Co-Chair of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance
Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute, serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
Dr. Albright is a seven-time New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book, Hell and Other Destinations was published in April 2020. Her other books include: her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006); Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership (2008); Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009); Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012), and Fascism: A Warning (2018).
Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari – Former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and former Co-Chair of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance
Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari served his country as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations. He was also Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and worked closely with regional leaders, institutions, and governments. Ambassador Gambari was Under-Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. In that period, he also operated as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. Ambassador Gambari is currently the Founder/Chairman of Savannah Center in Abuja, Nigeria, a think-tank for research, training, and public policy debate on the nexus between diplomacy (conflict resolution), democracy and development in Africa. His last assignment at the UN was as the Joint Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chairperson of the African Union Commission/Head of the UN and AU Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), at the time the world’s largest international peacekeeping mission.
Aya Chebbi – African Union Envoy on Youth
Aya Chebbi is an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. She is the founder of multiple platforms such as Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring (YPHEM) coaching the next generation to be positive change agents, Afrika Youth Movement (AYM), one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements and Afresist, a youth leadership program and multimedia platform documenting youth work in Africa. She served on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the World Refugee Council and Oxfam Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct. Chebbi became a world-renowned blogger during 2010/2011 Tunisia’s Revolution running Proudly Tunisian.
Mary Robinson – First woman President of Ireland; Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Chair of The Elders
Mary Robinson was the first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Chair of The Elders; a passionate, forceful advocate for gender equality, women’s participation in peace-building, and human dignity. As UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), she integrated human rights into the United Nations system and became renowned as an outspoken voice dedicated to investigating and exposing human rights abuses across the world. As an academic, legislator and barrister, Mary Robinson has always sought to use law as an instrument for social change, arguing landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights as well as in the Irish courts and the European Court in Luxembourg. She heads the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a center for education and advocacy on sustainable and people-centered development in the world’s poorest communities.
Juan Manuel Santos – Nobel Peace Laureate and Former Colombian President ; Member of The Elders
Juan Manuel Santos was the President of Colombia from 2010 to 2018. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his role in leading complex peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which put an end to over 50 years of intractable civil war. Santos is an outspoken advocate for the protection of biodiversity. During his presidency, he significantly expanded protected areas in Colombia and strengthened the Ministry of the Environment. In 2017, Santos was awarded the Kew International Medal for his efforts to conserve Colombia’s natural environment. He is a member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace, justice, and human rights.
UN75 Global Governance Forum PartnershipsThe Stimson Center, One Earth Future Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, Global Challenges Foundation, and Global Governance Philanthropy Network are convening, on September 16 and 17 2020, a UN75 Global Governance Forum. Held immediately prior to the September 21, 2020 gathering of world leaders to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the forum will bring together hundreds of leaders worldwide from governments, global civil society, and the technology, business, and philanthropic communities to foster new kinds of innovative partnerships with the United Nations system to better address global peace and security, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian action, and climate governance challenges. Below is a selection of the partnerships to be showcased at the Forum:
Peace and Security
|Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Lead: Alliance for Multilateralism.
The Paris Call gathers a multi-stakeholder, international community of supporters who unite around, promote, and implement a common set of values and principles to increase trust and security in cyberspace.
The Promise of Youth as Peacebuilders: Making the Case for Investment Lead: Search for Common Ground. Analyze return on investment (ROI) for donors and national governments to make a compelling case for higher prioritization for youth in government budgeting (and potentially investing in all aspects of youth empowerment, including education) and more coordinated efforts in the donor community for youth-led peacebuilding.
Building a Network of Peace Lead: PASO Colombia, One Earth Future Foundation. Build a coalition of funders to scale-up a new system of Governance for Peace, Agricultural, and Inclusive Development in rural Colombia.
|New Alliances to Curb Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)
Lead: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office.
Foster a coalition between UN Member States, civil society organizations, and private businesses to better address technological challenges on the security landscape.
Women, Peace & Conflict Lead: Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute. Innovate strategies and advocate for a fair and active representation of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction.
|The Purpose First Economy
Lead: Leaders on Purpose.
Leadership coalition of business and cross-sectoral organizations at the frontier advancing the purpose first economy. Leaders on Purpose CEOs and cross-sectoral allies will advance the co-creation of a set of blueprints in support of a Purpose-First Economy.
Municipal Investment Financing Program Lead: United Nations Capital Development Fund Increase the capacity of local governments to address key urbanization challenges through access to sustainable sources of capital financing.
|Cold Catch – Developing a Cold Chain Infrastructure for the Somali Fishing Industry
Lead: Secure Fisheries, One Earth Future.
Bring about an innovative multi-disciplinary solution in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance, to develop cold chain infrastructure that can be piloted in Somalia and expanded to other lesser developed countries.
Good Global Citizens: A Dialogue on Wealth and Responsible Tax Conduct for a Fair Post-Covid Global Economy Lead: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office Investigate whether tackling two critical drivers of inequality – hidden wealth and tax evasion and avoidance – should be pursued as a necessary step to lay the groundwork for a more fair global economy in the post-Covid recovery.
Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
|Mental Wellness for the World’s Growing Refugees, Migrants, and Disenfranchised Peoples
Lead: Pythia International
The partnership will bring together stakeholders from global public relations, financing, and activist communities to bring not only awareness but proven and successful mental wellness programs and education to people worldwide, with a primary focus on the world’s refugee population.
The Digital Identity Project Lead: Association for Computing Machinery’s Future of Computing Academy Engage students and early-career practitioners in dialogue on issues of digital identity.
Connectivity in a Post-COVID World Lead: International Telecommunications Union. Leverage ITU’s diverse membership to make humanity safer, stronger and more connected in a post-COVID world.
|Enhancing Civil Society Space at the United Nations
Lead: UN2020, Together First, The Stimson Center
Expand and ensure more coherent, inclusive, and collaborative participation of civil society in shaping decision-making and supporting programming across the United Nations system.
System Development of UN Data Strategy Lead: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, UN University, Global Information Management Working Group Create and fund a global multi-stakeholder mechanism for information governance and implementation of the UN Data strategy in support of the SDGs.
Accelerating Digital Connectivity in the Wake of COVID-19 Lead: International Telecommunication Union. Bring key stakeholders to work together to make humanity safer, stronger and more connected in the wake of COVID-19 through accelerating access to broadband connectivity for everyone.
|Climate Governance Commission: 21st Century Governance Driving Exponential Climate Action Lead: Climate Governance Commission and Global Challenges Foundation Confront the global climate emergency by innovating and proposing feasible high impact global governance solutions for urgent, exponential climate action, to limit global temperature rise to or below 1.5°C. Countering Future Ecological Threats: A multi-stakeholder partnership built around the Ecological Threat Register Lead: Institute for Economics and Peace Inform innovative, comprehensive, and evidence-based policy recommendations, especially for countries with high levels of environmental vulnerability. Building the pathway for boosting an ‘Earth System Caring Economy’ Lead: Common Home of Humanity This partnership works towards the establishment of the Common Home of Humanity Initiative as the Operational Design of the Global Pact for the Environment.||Amazon Rainforest Investor Coalition Lead: Global Governance Philanthropy Network The UNFCCC process encourages market-based mechanisms for rainforest conservation. This partnership will report about Amazon conservation impact investing, educate global investor networks, and investigate rule-of-law grantmaking in the region to inform donors, innovate carbon markets, and improve market opportunities. Shifting Power: Transitioning to Renewable Energy in United Nations Field Missions Lead: Stimson Center and Powering Peace Energy Peace Partners Leverage greater use of economic and climate solutions to support peace in the world’s most fragile regions through clean energy options, focusing on crisis regions that host international peace and humanitarian field operations.|
UN AGENCY PARTICIPATION
- UNITED NATIONS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OFFICE
- UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PARTNERSHIPS – UNOP
- UNITED NATIONS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND – UNCDF
- UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – UNDP
- UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY FUND – UNICEF
- UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS – UNOCHA
- UN GLOBAL COMPACT
- UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
EVENT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
UN75 Forum Director
– Maureen Connolly
Founder: Innovations in Partnerships
President, Partnerships for Social Change
– Heather Solomon
– Ramon Alvero
– Meghan Kavanagh
– Solomon & Associates
Academic Council on the UN System
Aspen Ministers Forum
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly
Chinese International Law Initiative
Clúb de Madrid
Common Home for Humanity
Council on Energy, Environment, and Water
Doha Institute Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Global Challenges Foundation
Global Governance Philanthropy Network
Global Green Growth Institute
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center
Institute for Economics and Peace
COORDINATION GROUP CONT’D
Kofi Annan Foundation
One Earth Future
Paris Peace Forum
PyeongChang Peace Forum
Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development
Search for Common Ground
Truman Library and Museum
[email protected] Office
United Nations Foundation
University of Guadalajara (Department of International Law)
Workable World Trust Fund
– Richard Ponzio
– Cristina Petcu
– Banou Arjomand
– Maheera Siddique
– Hasan Aloul
– Joris Larik
Global Governance Philanthropy Network
– Jonah Wittkamper
PLANNING GROUP CONT’D
– Volker Lehmann
– Sara Burke
One Earth Future
– Jon Bellish
– Conor Seyle
– Kara Nichols
– Tim Schommer
PLANNING GROUP CONT’D
Global Challenges Foundation
– Magnus Jiborn
– Sofia Norborg
– Anja Olin-Pape
– Ulrika Westin
– Waldemar Ingdahl