Shaping a Globalized World
The world has become much more interconnected and interdependent since the processes of globalization accelerated in recent decades. Causes and effects are no longer geographically limited. Frequent unintended consequences pose further challenges to policy making. At the same time, the globalized world is lacking effective governance instruments to cope with these challenges. This inability is likely to affect countries' economic development, social stability and national sovereignty.Project Description
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the proposed Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) should each take on new roles matchmaking public-private partnerships to combat climate change, according to a recent report by the Bertelsmann Foundation North America.more
How are civil society organizations (CSOs) helping overcome global challenges and democratizing international institutions? How can their contributions be more effective? A new report by the Bertelsmann Stiftung addresses these issues.more
The current economic crisis will be more serious than any economic crisis of the past century. At the same time, it can also serve as a catalyst for achieving the most significant changes of recent times. At the Bertelsmann Stiftung's Global Policy Council, Helmut Schmidt and Henry Kissinger met with 70 other international experts to discuss the implications of the globe's current economic dislocations and to sketch out new structures for the world of international politics.more
The institutions and fora of global governance need to adjust quickly and effectively to a dynamic and evolving international order. Leaders dedicated to constructive changes must address fundamental questions: What are the new realities of the international system? Who are the agents of change? How can national/international institutions remain relevant in a more dynamic and interdependent world? To address these issues, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Pacific Forum CSIS jointly organized a workshop.more
The Bertelsmann Foundation, in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), launched the paper “Sharing Global Governance: The Role of Civil Society Organizations” on 2 March with a high-level roundtable. Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former president of the UN General Assembly and former Swedish foreign minister, chaired the event. The ambassador is one of the strongest international voices supporting the work of civil society organizations as a democratizing force in global governance.
Dialogue between Helmut Schmidt and Henry Kissinger
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