The article by Ambassador Asoke Mukerji discusses the concept of 'reformed multilateralism' as a way to increase the participation of the Global South in the multilateral system. It highlights the need to address biases in decision-making structures, particularly in the UN Security Council and the International Monetary Fund. The text also mentions the efforts of the Global South in shaping the development agenda and the setbacks faced in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, it raises concerns about the impact of COVID-19, the dysfunctionality of the UNSC, and the rise of confrontational regionalism. Ambassador Mukerji suggests that dialogue and diplomacy are crucial for reforming multilateralism.
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This ADIG online capacity development programme gives current and future internet policymakers a solid foundation in practical and diplomatic skills, as well as techniques necessary to engage effectively in global policy processes.
Find out how science and diplomacy should work together to solve the world’s biggest challenges such as climate change and global health. The course is organised in cooperation with the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) and the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA).
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The accredited programme guides working professionals through the challenges of contemporary diplomacy, and offers a specialisation in internet governance, equipping internet policymakers with practical skills for both regional and international diplomacy.
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