Multilateralism in Crisis –What Role and Leverage for Europe?
Three crises and an opportunity: Europe’s stake in multilateralism.
The multilateral system faces three related crises of power, relevance and legitimacy. This fraying consensus threatens the EU, which is committed to multilateralism. But the situation also represents and opportunity for European influence. What options are there for Europe to defend multilateral action and in which areas? What potential partnerships should be sought that could build new coalitions for multilateral action in an era of turbulence and unpredictability? What risks and obstacles, within and beyond Europe, will need to be addressed?
Join us for an interactive conversation with Richard Gowan, UN Director of International Crisis Group, on the threats and opportunities for Europe to meet the current crisis in multilateralism.
■ Richard Gowan, UN Director New York, International Crisis Group, and co-author of Three Crises and an Opportunity: Europe's Stake in Multilateralism (European Council on Foreign Relations, September 2019)
■ Sari Lehtiranta, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN and International Organizations in Geneva
■ Annika Hilding Norberg, Head, Peace Operations and Peacebuilding, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Prior to the Discussion, a small reception will be hosted at the GCSP between 17:30-18:00.