Why We Need a New Multilateralism For a Global Just Recovery

Climate and environmental breakdown demand urgent and coordinated action across borders. Such action requires new global norms and rules that allow national autonomy while converging toward shared goals to deliver rising living standards for all people without further damaging our ecosystems. This will only happen by confronting and contesting the furies of hyper-globalization: the beneficiaries in financialized sectors, footloose firms and the persistence of colonial power as it is expressed in multilateral institutions.

On Friday, April 9th, join the Boston University Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a webinar discussion on the role of multilateral governance in enabling just recoveries.

In this session for the Global Just Recovery Gathering, the webinar will explore the crucial dimension of multilateral governance in enabling or preventing just recoveries and the urgent agenda to rebuild the rules of the global economy toward shared prosperity and climate justice. 


  • Gabriel Casnati, Tax and Trade Organizer, Public Services International in Latin America
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Globalization and Development Strategies Division, UNCTAD
  • Katie Gallogly-Swan, Policy Coordinator for a joint project on a Global Green New Deal, GDP Center and UNCTAD
  • Kavita Naidu, International Human Rights Lawyer
  • Masego Madzwamuse, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Africa Trust
  • Vicente Yu, Senior Legal Adviser at the Third World Network (Malaysia); Visiting Research Fellow, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Switzerland); Associate Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy (Switzerland); Founding Partner, Clean Energy Innovations Partnership (Switzerland)


6:15 AM EDT on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021


7:15 AM EDT on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021


Via Zoom