Multilateral Cooperation

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Poverty, hunger, armed conflicts, climate change, pandemics, refugee flows, and more – the international community faces multiple crises. Solutions for these global challenges can only be found in a legally legitimated and functioning multilateral system. The United Nations is the primary subject here, as it is an important field of intervention to enforce human rights and implement a social-ecological transformation.

The UN’s stated goal is to facilitate world peace, ensure respect for human rights, overcome poverty, and stop climate change. At the same time, the sheer number of problems and conflicts facing it demonstrates to what a limited extent the United Nations actually manages to live up to its aspiration of ensuring peace and equality for all.

Our work seeks to promote concepts like positive peace, food sovereignty, gender justice, just transition, and climate justice within the United Nations, but also to offer a platform to the voices and demands of social movements and civil society that otherwise have no – or only limited – access to the arenas of international diplomacy. Our main goals are the establishment of Global Social Rights, the democratization of international organizations, and strengthening multilateralism.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s United Nations work is coordinated by our offices in New York and Geneva, along with the International Politics Unit in Berlin.


Role Details
Unit Head, International Politics and North America, Asia Nadja Charaby
Phone: +49 30 44310 522
Room: 438