Are we really in this together?
Wealth and status inequality, the dominance of multinationals and the dispersion of global supply chains have been highlighted as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Has Covid-19 exposed profound instability in our international systems? Will nations be more united or divided? Will international relations retract or become stronger? Are we witnessing the emergence of a new world order?
Will we see a further retreat from hyper-globalisation, as citizens look to national governments to protect them? Or will we witness a boost in international co-operation, support for the UN, and a willingness to pursue dialogue rather than military and economic confrontation. Can countries with such different values (i.e. democratic, market-based economies and state-managed societies) really co-operate and how would it work?
With Ravi Gurumurthy (Nesta), Nadhim Zahawi MP, Dr Samantha Nutt (War Child), Vincent Stanley (Patagonia) and Lord Karan Bilimoria (CBI)
UN Global Goals (1) No poverty (2) Zero hunger (5) Gender equality (6) Clean water and sanitation (7) Affordable and clean energy (8) Decent work and economic growth (9) Industry, innovation and infrastructure (10) Reduced inequalities (13) Climate action