COVID-19 has highlighted the need to move toward more comprehensive and systemic thinking. A nexus approach that bridges sectoral divides is essential for how states and societies respond to emerging security threats.
Currently, development and climate finance systems undermine the capacity of Sub-Saharan Africa to tackle climate change. The G20 can promote the global financial governance reforms necessary to increase the chances of an ambitious outcome at the COP26.
Cooperation between the UN and the African Union (AU) in peace and security has improved markedly. Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the AU Hanna Tetteh describes what could facilitate greater collaboration.
Despite shared democratic values, the G7 and its allies have different ideas on how best to approach data free flow with trust to ensure data transfers occur with robust security and privacy standards. The UK, Japan, and the EU can lead the way.
Multilateralism remains a crucial element of Germany’s foreign policy. Germany will increasingly use multilateralism as a tool of pressure on authoritarian regimes to respect human rights and international law.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has marked a turning point in business-as-usual practices, highlighting the need to re-think and re-establish economy-wide norms based on systemic sustainability and equity considerations.