Discussion paper now available - Time to Upgrade Our Global Institutions: A fresh vision from Aotearoa New Zealand
9 March 2021
Time to Upgrade Our Global Institutions: A fresh vision from Aotearoa New Zealand
The UNA Association has joined with the NZ Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) in developing a Discussion Paper on Renewal of the United Nations. The intended title of the paper is: “Our Global Institutions must do better: A fresh vision from Aotearoa New Zealand”.
The genesis of this work lay in a speech given by former NZ ambassador, Colin Keating, to UNANZ at the UN Day event in October ’19, which included the following challenge:
The UN needs reform. New Zealand is ideally placed to be able to contribute hugely to a transformation. So, as a fourth challenge to you all, why not demand that New Zealand set up and properly resource a six-month project involving politicians from all parties, officials, the defence force and civil society to make recommendations on a role for New Zealand to take a lead in restoring the credibility and effectiveness of multilateralism.
Throughout 2020 Colin Keating and Kennedy Graham conducted a series of interviews and questionnaires with former political leaders, ambassadors, academic experts and leading members of civil society organisations.
You can read and download a copy of the discussion paper here.