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Online discussion

Thursday, 09. September 2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am Save in my calendar

Online discussion

Shaping the Future of Multilateralism 2.0 - Human Rights Perspectives on a Just and Crisis-Resilient Global Order

09:00-10:30 Washington, DC (EDT) | 15:00-16:30 Brussels (CEST)

The Covid-19 pandemic and the worsening climate crisis continue to expose many of the shortcomings in the global multilateral system. Inequality and poverty are on the rise, making women and marginalized groups particularly vulnerable. The world needs new visions of fiscal solidarity, ecologic sustainability and the protection of human rights.

With this second event as part of our publication series on the Future of Multilateralism (Brussels website | Washington, DC website), we want to continue the conversation on pathways to a just, sustainable and democratic international order that takes into account the needs and priorities of the most vulnerable people and communities.

In the second of two events (watch our global launch event here), we will explore how to protect human rights and particularly gender rights in multilateral efforts to address issues ranging from climate finance to the governance of data and digital technologies. Inputs by authors in our series will be the basis for a high-level panel discussion among policymakers from the European Union, the United States and the United Nations.


09:00-10:30 EDT / 15:00-16:30 CEST

Welcome by Eva van de Rakt, Director, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union, Brussels

Presentations by:


  • Heidi Hautala, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official, Office of Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Monica Iyer, Human Rights Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights, OHCHR)

Moderation: Viola Gienger, Washington Editor for Just Security and editor on the Future of Multilateralism publication series for Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

The event is a joint project by the offices of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union, Brussels and Washington, DC.


Language: English, simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish

For any questions, please contact

Note: The technical requirements for participating in the event are a computer, tablet or smartphone with a speaker. Online events will be held using the Zoom software, which will provide a link for participating. The event will be recorded. On first using Zoom, this access link will initiate the download of the client software ("Zoom-launcher.exe"). This software must be executed or installed (recommended) on your computer. If you prefer not to download it, please click on the link "join via browser". Note: This option is only available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Please join the event a few minutes before its start time. After registering for an event, our privacy policy applies. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is not liable for the Zoom software. The Zoom privacy policy is available here.

Thu, 09. Sep 2021 (Europe/Berlin) 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Save in my calendar
09:00-10:30 Washington, DC (EDT) | 15:00-16:30 Brussels (CEST)
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