Sep 08
Geneva

Negotiating in a Multilateral World

Negotiating in a Multilateral World

The potential and challenges of more inclusive negotiations with Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan. 

As Geneva celebrates a centenary of multilateralism since the establishment of the League of Nations and the United Nations turns 75 amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and its global impact, this session aims to delve into negotiation, the role of negotiators in multilateralism, and the potential for building more inclusive negotiations.

Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan, former negotiator for the European Union, and speakers (to be announced) will interact with attendees to consider the following issues and more: how can negotiators find a collaborative approach to an issue? How can negotiators overcome deadlocks? How can we handle the real or perceived asymmetry of power? What is the role of non-State actors in current State-driven negotiations? Amid calls for a more inclusive multilateralism, the session will explore the potential and the challenges to experiment with new formats of negotiations. Please join us for the interactive session! More details to come.

Jun 25

MULTILATERALISM IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

MULTILATERALISM IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Following the virtual discussion held on the International Day of Multilateralism (24 April), the UN Office at Geneva presents a special edition of the “Multilateralism in time of Covid-19” dialogue focusing on the effects of the pandemic on culture, sports, and tourism. The event will take place on Thursday, 25 June 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm C.E.T. 

This special edition is organized in partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva and foraus. The dialogue will feature students and young researchers from the partner institutions as well as the participation of key international agencies.  

The live exchange will be streamed on: https://youtu.be/aacK8cZ7kxM

For more information on the speakers click here. 

Apr 24
Geneva

International Day of Multilateralism

International Day of Multilateralism

To mark the International Day of Multilateralism, the UN Office at Geneva will be organizing an on-line debate on “Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19” this Friday 24 April 2020 from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 pm, with the exceptional participation of key leaders of organizations in International Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Foraus, and students will engage in frank discussions with these leaders. It will be webcast live on webtv.un.org and the online audience will also be able to ask questions. Please see attached the poster announcing the event.