Multilateral cooperation was being put to the test by growing divisions and confrontation well before the COVID-19 crisis. With the pandemic taking a heavy toll on human life, triggering a deep world recession and accelerating global trends, redoubling multilateral efforts is even more crucial today in many fields, from global health to climate change, and from sustainable development goals to digital transformation. The Group of Twenty (G20) is the most important multilateral forum, and its action needs to be given new life to provide effective responses.
In particular, key questions emerge in view of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021: Which multilateral responses are needed in a post COVID-19 world? Is the G20 format still fit to provide effective responses? How can the G20 further strengthen its action? Which priorities and tools are key to a successful Italian G20 presidency?
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora joins an international panel of speakers at this event, hosted by ISPI. For more details and to register, click here.
Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.