Rethinking the United Nations for the Networked World

This week’s UN Climate Summit in New York did more than address the urgent issues of climate change. It also put a spotlight on the UN itself, and the role of the UN in tackling the most difficult problems of our increasingly complex world.

Today we are releasing our latest research initiative, “Rethinking the United Nations for the Networked World.” In it, authors Bruce Jenks, who served at the UN for thirty years, andDon Tapscott, GSN’s executive director, present an agenda for strengthening the engagement of the UN through global solution networks.

The UN was established at the close of World War II. Today, the UN must change critical aspects of its modus operandi in order to be more effective in responding to global challenges. This new research project explores the opportunities for deepening and widening the UN’s problem-solving role through participation in and collaboration with global solution networks, amplifying the effectiveness and legitimacy of the UN in the decades ahead.

Read the complete research report on the Global Solutions Network website here.

Jennifer Ehidiamen founded RuralReporters.com in 2014. She is actively exploring the intersection between storytelling, tech and development. She has reported on global health and development issues in Africa for Voice of America (VOA News), Global Press Institute, Ventures Africa, The Nation etc. A 2016 Foreign Press Scholarship award recipient, 2013 Innovative Young Journalist Award recipient, 2013 New Media Fellow for International Reporting Project, and 2010 LEAP Africa Award recipient, Jennifer runs the Rural Reports project with a team spread across different regions in Africa. The news portal is dedicated to covering issues around rural development. Jennifer graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism with a degree in Mass Communication and earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. She has published three books: "In Days to Come" (2004), "Preserve my Saltiness" (2011) and "Half A Loaf And A Bakery" (2013). Jennifer currently serves as a full-time writer and communications consultant. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @Disgeneration

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