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Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Global Governance post COVID-19 - Security Council Open VTC
24 Sep 2020 -  Summit-level debate of the Security Council on Maintenance of international peace and security: Global governance post Covid-19
The debate comes at a time when the world is severely affected by the continuing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its economic, social and political implications, and by the increase in new security challenges that pose a dangerous threat to international peace and security.
The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to trigger crises and instability, particularly in countries in conflict or post-conflict situations, and to exacerbate security-related, social and economic crises, which in turn may heighten sociopolitical unrest. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the notion that collective action is vital, demonstrating that multilateralism is necessary in order to address global problems in a sustainable manner. While security and crisis mitigation measures have forced many of our countries to close their borders, the pandemic reminds us that no country is safe until all are safe.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss further the need for global governance reform to strengthen convergence towards sustainable global peace and security. The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in the current system and provides the international community with a unique opportunity to build a new global order, anchored in the ideals of economic solidarity, equity and accountability, increased regional cooperation and global governance reform, that fosters the equal participation of nations and protects the most vulnerable in our communities.
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