International Institutions and Global Governance Program
Today’s most pressing challenges—ranging from combatting climate change to advancing global health—are transnational. No country can solve these challenges alone, and responses are frequently most effective when countries cooperate. The International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program aims to provide policymakers and international organizations with creative and practical solutions to improve multilateral responses to global threats.
Esther Brimmer, The James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance at The Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss a recent multilateral agreement reached at the United Nations to protect biodiversity in the world’s oceans.
The authors, including a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, UN Undersecretary-General for Legal Affairs, Founding Chief Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the inaugural U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, urge the imperative of prosecuting alleged Russian crimes of aggression in Ukraine, and present two practical options for doing so.
Amid renewed calls for changes in the world order, U.S. President Joe Biden sought to stress his support for greater inclusion of developing nations in addressing economic, social, and climate concerns.