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Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century

Published in October 2001

The current system of governance is no longer adapted to the challenges of tomorrow's world. Its architecture must be based on a new vision of the world and on universally acknowledged principles so that its legitimacy is accepted by all.

The rudiments of global governance have been instituted in the course of the past 50 years. At the same time, however, interdependences among the world's societies and between humankind and the biosphere began to develop at a much faster pace.

Present global governance, which has remained founded on relations among sovereign states, is not equipped to take up the challenges of today's world and in addition, suffers from lack of legitimacy. A new architecture is necessary. It should be founded on principles applicable to every level of governance and on the thinking and innovations that have appeared over the years and in the greatest variety of domains.

These include six dimensions:
- the development of ethical and constitutional foundations for legitimate governance;
- the establishment of a global community;
- the definition of common foundations for the management of the different categories of goods;
- the regulation of trade and sharing, and of the pace of evolution;
- the organization of relations among the different levels of governance and among actors;
- the renewal of discussion, decision-making, auditing, and management methods.

Thirty-six proposals here give concrete expression to these different dimensions.


Coordinated by ...

- Pierre Calame

Chairman, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH)

Site - Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l’Homme (FPH)


Topics Included

common good . democracy . governance . information . international agencies . international relations . Internet . natural resources . politics . state . world regulation . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Conceiving Tomorrow’s City: What City Dwellers Say
Go ! Family Farmers Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! From the Conversion of the Arm Industries to the Search for Security
Go ! Land Policies and Land Reform
Go ! Law and Global Governance
Go ! Local Authorities or Local Facilitation
Go ! Principles of Governance for the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Social Leaders in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Proposals
Go ! State and Development
Go ! The Military and Peace Building
Go ! The Territory, a Place of Relations: Toward a Community of Linkage and Sharing
Go ! The Troubled Waters of Traditional Fishing
Go ! Urban Violence

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