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Director and Senior Fellow, Global Governance, Justice & Security at

Richard Ponzio is a senior fellow and director of the Stimson Center's Global Governance, Justice and Security program.

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At long last, after the UN75 Declaration, Secretary-General António Guterres’s Our Common Agenda, a General Assembly modalities resolution, the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism report and a decision by the president of the General Assembly regarding the scope of …

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In that light, the essayists argue that the UN’s tools and concepts “require urgent updating to keep pace with the changing nature of violent conflict and other global dangers” and outline how such ambitions can be achieved. JOHN PENNEY/PASSBLUE In …

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The formal preparations for the September 2024 Summit of the Future, to be held at the United Nations, are underway. Responding to an update in February on the “Our Common Agenda” vision proposed by Secretary-General António Guterres, a large number …

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In September 2023 — a mere 15 months from now — the United Nations’ 193 member states are expected to convene a Summit of the Future during the General Assembly’s annual high-level week in New York City. At a series …

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Within year one, the Biden administration rejoined the Paris Agreement and Human Rights Council, re-engaged with the World Health Organization, accelerated support of the Covax operation and took steps to strengthen United Nations peacekeeping and nuclear nonproliferation regimes. Equally significant, …

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A year ago, as Covid-19 took its toll on countless lives and livelihoods and presented yet another reminder of how global crises inevitably require global cooperation and solutions, world leaders convened virtually to endorse a declaration marking the United Nations’ …

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Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change crises, extremist violence and social unrest, the specter of cross-border economic shocks and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, the UN75 Declaration, adopted by world leaders last September, was an important first step …

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On the heels of the 1930s Great Depression and in the midst of global turmoil — World War II — leaders from the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom gathered in 1944 at …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres used his annual State of the World speech to the General Assembly last month to outline his 2020 priorities. He stressed four threats to progress in the 21st century: growing geostrategic tensions and mass …

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A year from now, on June 26, 2020, the international community will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. That doesn’t leave much time to hammer out a “concise, substantive, forward-looking and unifying declaration” that …

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PARIS  — Picking the right time, taking tips from social media, spotlighting both global bigwigs and civic groups and doing his best to rein Donald Trump back into the “community of nations”: these were just some of the ways that …

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As humanity struggles with mass violence, mass migrations and the widening effect of climate change, the international system inaugurated nearly 75 years ago to manage such global problems seems to be crumbling. Over the last year, the United States has turned …

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