multilateralism

World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

A group of world leaders have joined the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling for an international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in the wake of COVID-19, for the sake of future generations. 

Guterres calls on US to lead global vaccination plan effort, climate action, welcoming Blinken to Headquarters

The Secretary-General welcomed a recommitted and re-engaged United States administration to United Nations Headquarters on Monday, albeit virtually, calling on it to play a leadership role in drawing up a global vaccination plan to beat COVID-19, and make the upcoming COP26 a watershed moment for climate action.

Security Council reforms must reflect 21st century realities, says UN Assembly President

The President of the General Assembly, on Monday, underscored the importance of effectiveness and efficiency for all bodies of the United Nations so that the Organization can deliver results for people everywhere. 

UN chief commends Germany’s commitment to multilateralism throughout ‘dramatic year’

Throughout a challenging year, Germany has been a reliable, generous and “exemplary” friend to multilateralism, the UN chief told journalists on Thursday, speaking at the national parliament building in Berlin. 

Commitment ‘crucial’ to strengthen Security Council, says UN Assembly President

Highlighting the importance of the UN Security Council to address peace and security challenges in an increasingly complex world, the President of the General Assembly has called on ambassadors to drive through “true reforms”, to make the body more effective. 

Onset of COVID-19 pandemic boosts support for international cooperation

Initial results of a UN initiative to help decide the future direction of the Organization have revealed overwhelming support for international cooperation, which has grown significantly since COVID-19 began spreading around the world.

Monday’s Daily Brief: Guterres on Bolivia and multilateralism, Syria and Iraq’s displaced, forest initiative, the healing arts

A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: UN chief spotlights multilateralism at peace forum; Bolivian authorities must uphold safety of citizens; new programme to feed Kenya’s children; experts concerned for detained in Syria and Iraq; UN forest management project fights climate crisis; and, from Warhol to the Wiggles – the role of art in keeping you healthy.

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of an exhibition helping to mark 100 years of cooperation between nations.

When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found - UN chief tells Peace Forum, marking World War centenary in Paris

From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

Multilateralism more vital than ever, as World War centenary looms: Security Council

With the centenary of the end of the First World War just days away, the Security Council reaffirmed the crucial importance of multilateralism – or international cooperation and collective problem-solving – and highlighted the key role played by the United Nations since its creation 73 years ago.