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Shared Responsibility by H.E. Carsten Staur, Ambassador

22.01.2014  16:35
30 January 2014

Shared Responsibility 

The United Nations in the Age of Globalization

Thursday, 30 January 2014, UNOG Library Events Room, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Global threats are on the rise, and global power structures are changing. In the midst of these dramatic changes, we find the United Nations – an organization which is often criticized as being powerless, but also recognized as a necessity, if we are to solve the problems at hand. Shared Responsibility – by Carsten Staur – focuses on a number of transformative global challenges, where the UN could play a more important role, such as assisting fragile states in the aftermath of conflict, and establishing real accountability for mass atrocity crimes. Re-launching sustainability as the principal global development paradigm and as the basis for dealing effectively with both climate change and the future management of global resources are other areas where the UN has the potential to provide leadership.

The author is Denmark’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva. From 2007-13 he was his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

H.E. Carsten Staur, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Sally Fegan-Wyles, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director ad interim, UNITAR

Welcome remarks:
Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, UNOG

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Photos: Mette skar