Preparing for a new global governance and a Pact for the Future

The Road to the 2024 Summit of the Future

18:00 - 19:00
FEPS HQ, Brussels
Preparing for a new global governance and a Pact for the Future

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The current global order is under a larger-scale transformation: existential challenges emerging for humankind, competing for global strategies between great powers, fragilities of the multilateral system and powerful, disturbing triggers such as the Ukrainian war.

A ‘UN Summit of the Future’ to adopt a ‘Pact for the Future’ with commitments about policy goals and solutions to deliver them was convened by the UN Secretary-General to take place in September 2024. A preparatory process was launched, counting on a High-Level Board of personalities from all continents and a plethora of contributions from member states, regional organisations, civil society, and academia. In addition, think tanks worldwide, such as the Washington DC-based Stimson Center, specialised in global governance, are preparing ground-breaking research for reforming the multilateral system to support the process leading to the ‘UN Summit of the Future’.

You are welcome to watch the presentation of the Stimson Center’s report, to embark on the important discussion on new global governance and ‘Pact for the Future’. This report shows how a close coupling of justice and security imperatives can best drive the work needed to deal with critical global problems, underscoring twenty key ideas supporting effective multilateralism.

Introduction and moderation by:

  • Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President

Report presentation:

  • Richard Ponzio, Director for Global Governance, Justice & Security Program at the Stimson Center and author of the report ‘Road to 2023. Our Common Agenda and the Pact for the Future’


  • Ann Linde, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Adam Day, Co-lead of the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism and Head of the UN University Geneva Office
  • Jo Leinen, FEPS Senior Fellow, Former Member of the European Parliament, and Chair of key EP committees
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