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Author: Katharina Höne

The future of (multilateral) diplomacy? Changes in response to COVID-19 and beyond


The year 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN). It is also the year that the world was faced with responding to the emergence of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, an unprecedented global challenge that has left no area of society and no individual life untouched.

In short, this report covers a broad range of topics related to the future of diplomatic practice in light of COVID-19. It focuses on multilateral diplomacy and in particular (a) the responses from the UN system, and (b) the shifts in diplomatic practices.

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