Podcast | In Conversation With | Parlons-en
12 February 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on contemporary conflict dynamics

This episode features a discussion between Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group, and Professor Keith Krause, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the escalation of conflicts in some parts of the world and led to severe fiscal impacts on aid budgets. Lord Malloch-Brown hopes however that this crisis may trigger a new international engagement and recognition that these public good issues like pandemics or climate change cannot be only dealt with at the national level and require real international partnership and multilateral collaboration.

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