The UN: fit for another 75 years… or extinct in 5?

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The United Nations is marking 75 years this year. Is there reason to celebrate? Can the UN survive another 75? The past seven and a half decades have seen the end of empires, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and huge advances in the way we communicate. New challenges like climate change have been added to ever present ones like conflict. Is the UN up to these new challenges? Can it survive the US push against multilateralism? Or could the UN itself drift into irrelevance?

In a special edition of the podcast Inside Geneva, the panel will discuss the highs and lows of the UN over 75 years and reflect on the UN's future:

  • Mallika Goel, Master’s Candidate in International Affairs, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Mohamed-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History and Chair of the Department of International History, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Daniel Warner, Analyst and Political Scientist

Presenter: Imogen Foulkes, Geneva correspondent for SWI swissinfo.ch and the BBC.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

This special edition of the podcast will be available to listen to or download on the SWI swissinfo.ch website, or you can subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Inside Geneva is a SWI swissinfo.ch production, in partnership with the Genève Vision media network and the Graduate Institute Geneva. It provides an in-depth look at global issues, from migration crises, to human rights, health emergencies, or the future of the United Nations. The online public lecture is organised in partnership with SWI swissinfo.ch, Genève Vision and RTS.

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