Rideau institute President Peggy Mason is currently in Doha, Qatar attending the Doha Forum 2019, a global platform for dialogue, bringing together leaders in policy to build “action driven networks”. The background document for this Forum is a report entitled “Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World” and was produced in partnership with the Stimson Centre.
The UN is given centre stage in the Doha Forum as the first words of the report indicate:
Adopted on 14 June 2019, UN General Assembly Resolution 73/299 initiates preparations for a political declaration under the banner “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism” for the United Nations 75th Anniversary Leaders Summit, planned for 21 September 2020 in New York.
Under the related theme of “Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World”, the nineteenth edition of the Doha Forum, planned for 14-15 December 2019, aims to contribute to this significant conversation and policy dialogue on the future of global governance. [emphasis added]
Last year’s forum was opened by the then President of the UN General Assembly and the closing remarks were delivered by the UN Secretary-General himself. I look forward to this year’s deliberations on how the United Nations might better support member states in addressing the myriad challenges confronting them. I also look forward to giving a full report on the content and outcome of the discussions on my return from Doha. – Peggy Mason
Please note that a full report on the Doha Forum 2019 will appear in a special Ceasefire.ca blog to be posted at 6 pm on Thursday 19 December, 2019. (Newsletter subscribers will be notified by email with the link to the blog.)
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