The UN and Global Public Goods: Addressing Global Challenges

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[Update] The United Nations Office at Geneva and CERN co-hosted a one-day symposium on 2 November 2015 exploring the value of applying the CERN model of cooperation to the international community’s work towards realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Bringing together policy makers, representatives of civil society and scientists, it sought to spark a debate over how to break down policy silos across communities when working towards global objectives. Speaking at the event, DiploFoundation Director Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, explored how the digital sphere and global political impact of the Internet affects the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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On 2 November, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, CERN and UNOG will co-host a one-day symposium, with the support of Switzerland and France. The event will bring together policy-makers, scientists and members of civil society to debate how to construct synergies across communities as a means to drive global objectives.

With the view to contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was approved on 25 September by the United Nations Member States, this one-day symposium will explore the value of the CERN model of cooperation in building trust across boundaries and strengthening the provision of global public goods in a rapidly-changing international context. The event will bring together policy makers, scientists and representatives of civil society in a new debate about how to build synergies across communities to move forward global objectives. The aim is to stimulate an innovative exchange that can help to shape more creative approaches and partnerships in addressing the challenges of today.

Of particular interest for applications for Internet governance is the keynote speech by Dr Jovan Kurbalija for Panel 2: The United Nations and Public Goods.


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Issues: DevelopmentGlobal public goods
Related actors: European Organization for Nuclear Research
United Nations