A seat at the table – Why inclusivity matters in global governance

The scale of today’s global challenges demand collaborative and coordinated action. But deepening geopolitical competition is threatening multilateralism while growing inequality and social tensions continue to undermine public confidence in the ability of international institutions to deliver.

Into this challenging environment, add the complexity and sheer pace of many global challenges such as the climate crisis and the proliferation of new technologies – issues that cannot be addressed effectively by governments alone.

  • How do global institutions and mechanisms need to adapt to address the demands for a fairer distribution of power between states and to engage the diverse set of actors essential today for effective solutions?
  • What can be learnt from existing initiatives that bring together governments, civil society, private sector, cities, next generation leaders and other stakeholders?
  • And what are the political obstacles to greater inclusivity?

This event supports the launch of a synthesis paper from Chatham House’s Inclusive Governance Initiative.


Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, Multistakeholder Advisory Group, United Nations Internet Governance Forum

Volker Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

Additional Speakers TBC

Chair: Dr Renata Dwan, Deputy Director, Chatham House


May 10 2021


7:30 am - 9:00 am


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