Governance of 21st century challenges: is the UN fit for purpose? | University of Oxford

Governance of 21st century challenges: is the UN fit for purpose?

Speaker
Baroness Amos, Director of SOAS
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Is international governance facing a pivotal moment? Seventy years on from the creation of the UN, the list of issues requiring international co-operation is lengthy and complex, ranging from the conflict in Syria to infectious disease outbreaks, and from nuclear weapons threats to food security. Even where concord has been achieved, as with the recent COP21 climate agreement, the road ahead will be long, hard and fraught with conflicting needs and desires.

With considerable humanitarian and environmental challenges facing the world, Baroness Amos, Director of SOAS, will draw on her distinguished career in development to look at how the international community can work together, what the UN could and can do, and at the likely obstacles to overcome on the road to helping secure global peace and security.