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ICM Policy Paper: Global Pandemics and Global Public HealthRead more

The global health architecture is increasingly under strain. Pandemics and epidemics are occurring at an unprecedented rate in recent years, and the Ebola crisis in particular revealed serious flaws in the capability of the system to prevent and respond to these crises. As the links between health, development, and security challenges become ever clearer, the multilateral system anchored in (...)

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  • Discussion Paper on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Non-proliferation, and DisarmamentRead more

    Weapons of mass destruction (WMD), particularly nuclear weapons, remain one of the greatest threats to mankind, yet the multilateral nonproliferation and disarmament machinery has stalled. This paper explores key challenges and developments in the field of nonproliferation and disarmament of WMD and offers recommendations for revitalizing the multilateral machinery.

  • Discussion Paper on Global Pandemics and Global Public HealthRead more

    With the global health architecture increasingly under strain and the links between health, development, and security becoming ever clearer, the multilateral system must address global health issues with renewed focus. This paper explores the main challenges related to global health, provides an overview of current debates, and offers a number of recommendations to the multilateral system.

  • Closing the Skills Gap in Tech Jobs: Q&A with Matt StempeckRead more

    A large skills gap is preventing workers from filling the thousands of jobs available in the technology sector, according to Matt Stempeck, Director of Civic Technology at Microsoft.
    Mr. Stempeck spoke to the Independent Commission on Multilateralism’s Warren Hoge on how companies like Microsoft are working toward addressing the problem and how the model can be applied around the world.
    The conversation took place on the margins of the ICM’s retreat on engaging, supporting, and empowering (...)

  • Discussion Paper on Humanitarian EngagementsRead more

    Never before has the gap between humanitarian needs and the international capacity to deliver an adequate humanitarian response appeared greater than it does today. This paper aims to identify the main reasons underlying this reality and to trigger a discussion on how the multilateral system can better prevent and respond to humanitarian crises.

"Our aim is to hear your concrete, practical ideas about how the system can be made better,” said ICM Chair Kevin Rudd.

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