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A Renewed Multilateral System: Towards Positive and Inclusive Peace

Unilateral and home-grown solutions to today’s global challenges are costing us all a great deal and causing a descent into chaos. Only a new path leading to a more equitable, secure and sustainable system for global cooperation, with renewed multilateral institutions, can address today’s challenges to peace and security.

2 September [email protected] 8:00 am EDT

Club de Madrid, Group of Women Leaders: Voices for Change and Inclusion, The Coalition for the UN We Need

COVID-19 is exacerbating an already present deterioration of peace and security. While the long-term effects of the pandemic on conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts are still unknown, the latest Global Peace Index indicates that the average level of global peacefulness worsened for the ninth time in twelve years. Overall, 87 countries improved in peacefulness, whilst 73 deteriorated.

No country can change such complex dynamics alone. Unilateral approaches to today’s global challenges reflect a deadlock that is failing to provide long-term solutions to current and future threats.

In this Live Session, Club de Madrid, Coalition for the UN We Need, Institute for Economics and Peace, Global Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion will put forward recommendations to craft a new multilateral system that leads to a more equitable, secure and sustainable method of global cooperation.


Danilo Türk, President of Club de Madrid and Former President of Slovenia (2007-2012)

Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace 

Maria Victoria Cabrera Balleza, Founder & CEO of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders 

Radhika Coomaraswamy, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations


Lord John Alderdice, Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict 


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