OGC Conference: Power Politics Peace

On 31st of May 2022, we organised a full-day conference on Power, Politics and Peace, to discuss: are we facing an emerging global crisis of governance?

Posted May 31, 2022

UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, gave the key-note speech at the opening session - 31/05/22

Despite the progress in human prosperity over the last 30 years, the tide is now turning dramatically. We face several interconnected emergencies. The climate, nature, food, energy, inequality, poverty, and health crises are near-universal phenomena.

If we do not find pathways to swift and legitimate action, we will face a crisis of crises: a crisis of governance.

The UNDP Oslo Governance Centre had the pleasure of organising the one-day hybrid conference Power, Politics & Peace to share new research and sharp insights. Together, we began to answer some of the critical questions:

1. What is needed to overcome the scourge of information pollution and the consequent erosion of trust in governance systems and democracy?

2. Are the overlapping crises leading to a crisis of governance? Are there effective and legitimate pathways out of these crises?

3. Why should we invest in inclusive, accountable and effective governance when there are multiple crises demanding urgent attention?


Watch the recordings of your favourite session here