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The Elders: Finding Humanity Podcast

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The Elders: Finding Humanity Podcast

Photo: The Elders / Ralph Alswang; Columbia University / Eileen Barroso)

 

Finding Humanity is a new podcast which explores the need for empathetic and principled leadership in the time of COVID-19.

In this episode, Mary Robinson and Gro Harlem Brundtland discuss multilateralism and why effective global partnerships are the best defense against existential threats, including the pandemic that we are facing today.

Episode 9: (Special edition episode with The Elders)

Global Governance: Former World Leaders on Collective Responsibility, The Future of Multilateralism and The United Nations

The United Nations was established 75 years ago in June 1945 out of the ashes of the Second World War. It was set up to prevent global atrocities from happening ever again, yet existential threats still remain.

In this episode, two former world leaders discuss multilateralism and why effective global partnerships are the best defense against existential threats, including the pandemic that we are facing today. We unpack the reasons for the diminishing levels of trust in public leadership and the paralysis that some believe is affecting the UN’s ability to respond effectively to COVID-19 and other global threats. Why is an effective multilateral system and principled leadership the world’s best defence against existential threats from pandemics to climate change; from cyberattacks to war? Is the United Nations Security Council effective? What does collective responsibility look like?

In this episode:

  • Mary Robinson Former President of Ireland; Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Chair of The Elders
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland Former Prime Minister of Norway; Former Director General of World Health Organization
  • Hazami Barmada Host & Executive Producer, Finding Humanity Podcast; Founder, Humanity Lab Foundation

Key themes: International affairs, multilateralism, the United Nations, UN Security Council, COVID-19 global response, and how to curb existential threats including climate change and the threat of nuclear war.

SOURCE: THE ELDERS

SOURCE: FINDING HUMANITY PODCAST

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