The purpose of UN70 is to develop ideas for UN reform, through cooperation and discussions with UN member states, the UN itself, researchers, civil society and others.
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Photo: RNE.The purpose of UN70 is to develop ideas for UN reform, through cooperation and discussions with UN member states, the UN itself, researchers, civil society and others. . Photo: RNE

UN Reform on the Agenda in UN70 Meeeting

Last updated: 11.04.2016 // On 4th and 5th April, Ethiopia and Norway co-hosted a meeting on UN reform inviting director generals for UN affairs from several other countries. The two-day meeting saw discussions about reform ideas and policy recommendations for the next Secretary General of the United Nations.

The initiative UN70: A New Agenda was launched by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende, in March last year. The purpose of the initiative is to develop ideas for UN reform, through cooperation and discussions with UN member states, the UN itself, researchers, civil society and others.

Norway has a fundamental interest in a well-functioning global legal order in which right prevails over might, and where relations between states are governed by binding standards, conventions and legislation. Geopolitical changes, global challenges and lack of political and financial stability impose new demands on international cooperation and on the multilateral system's ability to adapt and take on new tasks. The international legal order and the UN's global role cannot be taken for granted. How can multilateralism and the UN, with its limitations, solve tomorrow's challenges?

To read more about the initiative UN70: A New Agenda, follow this link: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/foreign-affairs/the-un/new_agenda/id2424395/


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