The Forum believes that all the major problems which currently cast a shadow over the future of humankind can only be solved in a context of much stronger international cooperation, involving states, civil society organizations, the business community and other stakeholders. Furthermore, these problems are interconnected: accelerating climate change and gender inequality have peace and security dimensions. Growing income disparities will, if unaddressed, have destabilizing social and political implications. The prevalence of corruption has implications for human rights and economic development. For that reason, we seek to promote international cooperation and improve global governance in innovative ways, through analytical and multifaceted solutions to the most pressing international issues.
The Forum’s goals are to: (a) promote research on improved or alternative models of global governance in several thematic areas; (b) organize programs to improve dialogue and understanding among those committed to reforming existing institutions and creating new ones to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world; (c) assist and cooperate with like-minded civil society, business, and other organizations or initiatives to create an effective community of practice; (d) offer substantive and technical support to governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society groups; and (e) promote a global governance agenda with the aim of seizing exciting new opportunities for humankind to achieve higher levels of prosperity, health, education, peace, and justice.
The Forum accomplishes this through publishing independent research, supporting like-minded campaigns, and conversations with prominent leaders and thinkers in international affairs. We believe a better future lies in a compressive and interdependent view of global governance, tapping into knowledge and insight from multiple disciplines. The areas of interest of the Forum are the following: climate change, gender equality, extremes of wealth and poverty, education, the rule of law, peace and security, corruption, UN reform, and migration.
The Global Governance Forum views the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a guide and motivation to its work. As an organization, we strive to promote gender equality, a concept of national security that goes beyond military preparedness and that sees security as being inextricably linked to notions of human welfare and wellbeing, the rule of law, and peace and justice. We believe that progress and development should leave no one behind, that public policies should be framed to support all populations, regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic status. At the Forum, we strongly advance the notion that there is only one race—the human race—and that the world is gradually moving in the direction of recognition of the principle that our primary loyalty should be to our shared humanity, while accepting that human diversity is enriching and a source of strength.