Global Disorders - Global Governance

Our world is marked by an ever-increasing complexity of emerging global challenges. The “Global Disorders” programme focuses on converging global challenges that require new approaches to international cooperation and multilateral governance.

The goal of this programme is to stimulate new ways of thinking about the convergence of global risks to gather local responses to global challenges, and to deliver outcomes of our efforts to the UN and other international and national actors to influence relevant policies.

We arrange and participate in meetings and seminars about global risks and challenges and work together with key stakeholders from international organisations, academia, the private sector and civil society to encourage progressive change and produce input to relevant policy processes.

Activities in this programme are underpinned by analysis and studies of new integrated approaches to global governance, and its interplay with, notably climate change and planetary boundaries, food security, migration, health and antibiotic resistance.



Almedalsveckan 2017

We will be hosting three events together with partners at the annual Almedalsveckan in Visby, Gotland.


Collective leadership and networking action

A seminar where accomplished strategists Petra Kuenkel and Steve Wadell outlined how their transformational change theories can aid implementation of the SDGs.


Norms back in the spotlight

At the heart of Europe’s centre for international governance, the Foundation organised a conference on the UN’s normative role in an ever more complex world....


Can Agenda 2030 change the norm?

If the UN wants to advance sustainable development and achieve the 2030 Agenda it needs to zero in on its normative work.


The UN’s Normative Role in an Agenda 2030 World

A conference organised together with the Graduate Institute of Geneva seeking to generate forward-looking ideas about the UN’s normative work.


From Declaration to Action: How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance from Undermining Sustainable Development

A panel discussion on how global action can contain the threat of resistance to antibiotics.