Experts: UN should remain core of global governance
Oct 25 marks the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China restoring its lawful seat in the United Nations. Experts across the world participated in an online forum recently organized by the Insitite of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss the change of UN's role in global governance and UN reform.
Experts reached the consensus that the reform of the UN is necessary for the adjustment of global governance. Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, said without the world harmoniously working together for mutual benefits, the current geopolitical recession could pose a big threat to all countries.
Cedric de Coning, research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, pointed out that the pandemic has caused not only a global recession but also a contraction of UN peacekeeping operations.
According to Coning, the contraction will last in the next 15 years but the UN will adapt to the global change and continue making contributions to multilateral cooperation on global peace.
On UN reform, Dennis Snower, founder and president of the Global Solutions Initiative, said the UN should find a balance between multilateralism and "plurilateralism" to set general game rules for the world and to increase flexibility to push global agendas forward. Snower also proposed five principles to assure the efficient implementation of the rules.