Multilateral Diplomacy

While growing geopolitical rifts often complicate or block international cooperation, global and regional multilateral bodies including the United Nations,​ international financial institutions, G7 and G20 still play an important role in crisis management, alongside regional organisations​ like the European Union and African Union​. Crisis Group analyses diplomatic trends in multilateral forums, as well as the performance of international peacemaking, peacekeeping and conflict prevention efforts. Working closely with diplomats and international officials in New York, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Geneva and other international centres, we advise on mandates and strategies for mediation efforts and peace operations, as well as contributing ideas for institutional reform efforts.

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In The News

19 Sep 2022
A lot of [the] time now, the U.N.’s role has been reduced to geopolitical ambulance-chasing. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
26 Mac 2022
The UN has to be cautious. I think, when it comes to specific policy issues like peacekeeping [in Ukraine]. CBC

Ashish Pradhan

Senior Advisor to the President

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