Coronavirus, Global Governance, International Relations Diplomats urge United Nations members to collaborate amid global crises at Penn event

October 9, 2020
By Victor Swezey | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Three veteran diplomats met at a virtual Perry World House event to discuss the future of the United Nations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the global rise of nationalism, calling for more international cooperation to preserve the integrity and relevance of the U.N.

The Wednesday afternoon event featured three seasoned diplomats: Catherine Ashton, former European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Irina Bokova, former Director-General of the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; and Arun Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the United States.

The event was the final event in Perry World House’s three-day “The UN at 75: Coronavirus and Competition” series held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.N. The panel was moderated by Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s foreign affairs columnist.

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