The Stimson Center’s Just Security 2020 Program, along with its partners the Global Challenges Foundation, FES New York, and the One Earth Future Foundation, convened a multi-stakeholder global policy dialogue, on 12-13 June 2019, in Washington, D.C. to discuss novel ideas for better improving today’s global security, justice, and economic architecture for 21st century global challenges, threats, and opportunities.
The Global Policy Dialogue on Global Security, Justice, and Economic Institutions is designed to serve as a major vehicle to spur a transnational network for global governance renewal, innovation, and reform, using current reform proposals as points of departure. To this end, the dialogue addressed the following issues – and considered innovative institutional and related reforms – through three distinct working groups:
(1) Security: UN Security Council, Peacebuilding Architecture, and/or UN General Assembly Reform (e.g., creation of an UN Parliamentary Network or Assembly)
(2) Justice: International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, and/or the UN Human Rights Council
(3) Economic: International Financial Institutions, UN Economic and Social Council, and the World Trade Organization
From this multi-stakeholder dialogue, a concrete set of global governance reform innovations will be put forward for further debate and action as a substantive contribution to governments and global civil society along the Road to 2020 and the 75th anniversary commemoration of the United Nations.
The Global Policy Dialogue in Washington D.C. followed this past December’s dialogue on Preventive Action, Sustaining Peace, and Global Governance, held in collaboration with the Doha Institute’s Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, and preceded a third Global Policy Dialogue under preparation for this October in Seoul on the theme of Climate Action: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond.