"Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century"



The idea is to restructure the UN as described below. This is expected to achieve "good governance, transparency, efficiency and coherence of an effective, new UN system."

The submission proposes a revised United Nations Charter, instituting a reformed UN General Assembly directly elected by popular vote and a second civil society-focused chamber. The representatives of the latter would serve as advocates of particular issues of global concern, and the UNGA would see its powers and jurisdiction gradually expanded over time. An Executive Council of 24 members, selected by the UNGA, would take the place of the UN Security Council. The Executive Council would provide general oversight and ensure good governance, transparency, efficiency and coherence of an effective, new UN system. The UN will have a standing armed force, with the rule of international law forming the centerpiece of the new governance system; peaceful settlements through the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or other mechanisms will be mandatory for international disputes. A new Bill of Rights is to prescribe the parameters for UN action, and the global human rights acquis will be upheld systematically by an International Human Rights Tribunal. A new funding mechanism would link members’ indirect tax revenues to the UN budget in a fixed proportion.

by Augusto Lopez-Claros, Arthur Lyon Dahl, Maja P.C.E. Groff at globalchallenges.org


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Very concrete. Would be interested in deeper analysis, how this new structure would affect overall ability to address the global risks.