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Former UN Deputy Secretary-General and senior diplomats meet to discuss reforming international governance


By dxw

Faced with increasingly complex transnational challenges, effective and legitimate international institutions are needed for multilateral cooperation and global governance.  How can reforms best respond to contemporary geo-political realities?


Reforming international governance?

Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 June 2011, to be held in Luxembourg (WP1112)

Louise Fréchette, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1998 and 2006, will be joined by the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, senior officials from a wide range of countries, including Betty E. King, Permanent Representative of the USA to the UN in Geneva and Vanu Gopal Menon, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN in New York, and academics and other experts from India, China and elsewhere, to examine how to advance UN, including Security Council reform, and how international financial institutions can best function in the future.  The discussions will feed into the 66th session of the UN General Assembly commencing in September, where relations between the UN and the G20 is on the agenda, and the G20 meeting in November 2011.

The conference is held in co-operation with the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pierre Werner Institute.


Further information

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