Covid-19 Webinar Series: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences
Session 9: The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on multilateralism and the International Geneva
Since its emergence a few weeks ago, Covid-19 has already fundamentally changed the fabric of our society and impacted the global geopolitical landscape, but in what ways?
Covid-19 Crisis: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences is a new webinar series that examines various possible and visible consequences of the current crisis including its strategic and economic implications, impact on global governance, on gender or the role of technology.
The webinar is free and conducted in English. The first webinar session will provide an overview of the strategic, global health security, crisis management, governance, economic and financial implications of this crisis.
As epitomized by the difficulties met by WHO to provide an effective global response, the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the fabric of multilateralism and global governance. By hosting more than 30 International organizations, hundreds of NGO’s, and thousands of meetings and conferences on a yearly-basis, Geneva constitutes a central hub of global governance. This webinar will feature presentations of several key actors analyzing the current challenges which is facing International Geneva both at the strategic and operational levels. Is Geneva’s multilateral ecosystem in danger? Can the current technological solutions provide a reliable solution for the numerous international meeting normally held in Geneva? How will evolve diplomatic and multilateral practices if they stop relying primarily on human interactions?