Date: Jan 27, 2023
T20 Side Event | Towards Reformed Multilateralism: Transforming Global Institutions and Frameworks

The world is facing a crisis of multilateralism today. International organisations established in the 20th century, in the post-World War II era, no longer signify contemporary power configurations. This is most evident in the UN Security Council structure, which reflects the power equilibrium of a bygone era. As a result, we have seen an overall weakening of the global governance architecture. India has advocated a reformed multilateralism so that international organisations are more accountable and more inclusive. At the top of this agenda has been expanding representation of the global south in UN-led multilateral institutions.

As the global community settles into the second decade of the 21st century, it confronts issues like climate financing, equitable trade, and healthcare which require a proactive transnational approach. These issues also matter for emerging economies and the global south. How can we reform the existing multilateral framework that best serves our purpose? What reforms can be undertaken at the WHO, WTO and ILO which will further the multilateral agenda? Do we need to create new frameworks for fostering greater digital cooperation?

ORF, in partnership with the University of Mumbai’s Department of Civics and Politics and School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, is organising a Think20 (T20) Side Event as part of India’s G20 Presidency titled, ‘Towards Reformed Multilateralism: Transforming Global Institutions and Frameworks.’ The event will include –

  • Talk by Sujan R. Chinoy, Chair, Core Group, T20 India 2023, and Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA)
  • Student Presentations and Interactive Discussion

The discussions from this event will form a part of the T20 deliberation.

Click here to register to attend the event.

Time Event
11.00 am to 11.03 am Welcome remarks by Deepak Pawar, Professor & Head, Department of Civics & Politics, University of Mumbai
11.03 am to 11.05 am Introduction by Harsh Pant, Vice President, Studies and Foreign Policy, Observer Research Foundation
11.05 am to 11.40 am Talk by Sujan Chinoy, Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), & Chair, Core Group, T20 India 2023, part of G20
11.40 am to 12.30 pm Student Presentations
12.30 pm to 12.50 pm Audience interaction with Sujan Chinoy and Prof. Harsh Pant
12.50 pm – 12.52 pm Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks by B V Bhosale, I/c. Director, School of International Relations & Strategic Studies, University of Mumbai
12.52 pm Programme ends. Break for Lunch.

Venue Address

Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan Auditorium, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Mumbai