The global pandemic has affected most spheres of economic, social and political life - including at the United Nations. In 2020, discussions at the UN Security Council, the General Assembly and ECOSOC shifted to remote platforms. This high-level panel highlights how the lack of in-person interactions between delegations affects formal and the informal discussions at the UN. Panelists shed light on how the social distancing measures, remote meetings, the lack (or reduction) of in-person encounters affect political processes and participation. And what do the current working modalities mean for the future of UN processes? To know more and to register,please click here.
Ambassador Munir Akram, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN and 74th President of the UN General Assembly
Ambassador Amal Mudalali, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN
Discussant: Stéphanie Fillion, International reporter on the United Nations
Moderator: Daniel Naujoks, Director a.i., UN Studies, Columbia University
Introductory Remarks: Dean Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University