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The Future of Multilateralism and Global Governance

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TF5: Description

This task force will foment a discussion on the future of multilateralism at regional and global levels. It will examine ways to reform existing international organizations so they are better placed to tackle new global issues. The task force will also discuss the future of politics in the age of populism, economic downturns, and innovative strategies for global governance.

Taskforce Priorities
  • The future of multilateralism
  • Reforming existing international organizations to take on new global problems
  • The future of politics/democracy under rising populism, and the impact of economic downturns
  • Regional engagement for more effective and efficient global governance
  • Innovative and interactive strategies and programs for global governance
List of Forthcoming Policy Briefs
  • Coordinating committee for the governance of artificial intelligence
  • Joining forces: reviving multilateralism through multi stakeholder cooperation
  • Aligning internal approaches with world developments for tackling global challenges
  • The cyberdiplomacy of constructing norms in cyberspace
  • International political economy & the future of multilateralism: sovereign wealth funds & the future of the G20
  • Managing the transition to a multi stakeholder AI governance
  • A new lifeline for the G20? The role of African and European actors in enhancing the multilateral system legitimacy and effectiveness
  • The future of multilateralism: towards a responsible globalization that empowers citizens and leaves no one behind
  • Reviving relevance and ability of international organizations to tackle emerging global security threats
  • Reinforcing global climate governance to deliver higher ambition
  • At the interface of security and development – fostering social cohesion through good governance of the security sector

Lead Co-Chair


Abdulaziz Sager

Chairman, Gulf Research Center





Helmut K. Anheie

Past President of the Hertie School, Professor


Nathalie Tocci

Director, the Istituto Affari Internazionali; Honorary Professor, University of Tübingen


Julia Pomares

Executive Director, the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)