IHDP: Report on the Discussion about the book “UN Ideas That Changed the World”

Global cooperation is essential in addressing current challenges and future risks. In the 21st century, the world is facing growing uncertainties of a multifaceted and global nature that cannot be confronted without collective action. What do challenges such as climate change and the economic crisis imply for the UN and what should be the collective response of its Member States?

EADI – the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes – the leading professional network for development and regional studies in Europe in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, in Germany), hosted a lively debate amongst the panellists Anantha Duraiappah (UNU-IHDP), Louis Emmerij, Co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) and Nico Schrijver, Chair of Public International Law at Leiden University and Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at The Hague, about past and future challenges for the UN in Bonn, Germany, on 17-18 March 2010. More