The week of September 18th was the central week for UN activity – the High Level Week – with the opening of the 78 UNGA’s. Many Heads of State attended and there was a series of summits during the week including the High Level Panel Forum’s (HLPF) SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Summit, the Climate Ambition Summit and a ministerial gathering for the Summit of the Future that is planned for next year’s High Level Week. So it was a real pleasure to invite back CEIP’s Stewart Patrick into the Virtual Studio to talk about this critical UN week. What advances occurred and the continuing challenges for multilateralism
Stewart Patrick is senior fellow and director of the Global Order and Institutions Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP). His primary areas of research focus are the shifting foundations of world order, the future of American internationalism, and the requirements for effective multilateral cooperation on transnational challenges. Stewart is an expert in the history and practice of multilateralism, He is the author of three books, including: The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World; Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security; and The Best Laid Plans: The Origins of American Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War. He has authored many articles, essays, chapters, and reports on problems of world order, U.S. global engagement, the United Nations and other international organizations, and the management of global issues.
[The SDGs – “Adopted in 2015, the SDGs are a set of 17 goals that, combined, seek to improve health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and ensure a just transition toward environmentally sustainable societies for all of the world’s inhabitants.” ]
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