What Is the Global Governance Deficit and How Can We Address It?


This article highlights the Pathfinders initiative as a new type of multilateralism as it explores what it means to have a global governance deficit, and the way forward.

“One example of this type of new multilateralism is the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies. In recent years, they have had a task force on justice, which was a mix of government representatives and global experts, working with a wide range of partners through flexible modalities to set out an agenda for how to achieve Global Goal 16: Justice for All. A newly formed justice action coalition is now taking the work forward, bringing together government representatives with experts, UN organizations, NGOs, civil society, and justice innovators.”

Read more about global governance and Global Citizen’s advocacy work here.

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