Guterres calls on global efforts to defend UN Charter, multilateralism in post-COVID-19 era

In a CGTN video on the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, CIC director Sarah Cliffe comments on the geopolitical factors complicating multilateralism today.

"For powers who are in relative decline, there may be a temptation to act defensively," Cliffe said. "For powers on the rise, relatively, there may be a temptation for them to believe that they can wait five years, until their power is even less contested, before coming forward to negotiate."

Watch the full video at CGTN here.

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Jun 27, 2020
United Nations
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