DOC CEO Jean-Christophe Bas this week met with the senior leadership of the United Nations to discuss how the DOC can strengthen its partnership with the UN. The DOC has for many years held observer status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In the spirit of commemoration and due to its continued support of multilateralism, it was agreed that the DOC would be a privileged partner for this year’s UN75 Global Conversation Initiative.
In that vein, it was agreed with the member states and civil society that the DOC will be a key facilitator in the UN declaration adopted at the Head of State summit on 21 September. In keeping with the DOC’s core commitment to collective action, it will act as a convener of global think tanks for a conversation on the future of multilateralism.
Furthermore, the Rhodes Forum will welcome the Under-Secretary-General of the UN and the President of the General Assembly to present the declaration and the plan for the implementation of the follow up.
Jean-Christophe Bas will return to the UN Headquarters in New York for the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, on 24 April.
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