in: Annual Report 2021-2022 - German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), 19-23
The Autumn 2022 meeting of the United Nations General Assembly perfectly magnified the current state of multilateralism, that is, how states (and, increasingly, non-governmental players) work together, or perhaps do not, given the situation around the world. The consequences of climate change are becoming ever more disastrous. Additionally, for the first time since its introduction in 1990, the Human Development Index has recorded a global deterioration for two successive years. While this has received a great deal of political attention, not least in the UN Secretary-General’s fiery speech, efforts to address pressing global issues, which were already sluggish, are now being overshadowed by massive tensions and conflicts in the wake of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.