Media Coverage Nov 2013
Rethinking International Institutions
Written by Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin, Chair and Vice-Chair respectively, of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations.
When the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions were established nearly seven decades ago in the aftermath of World War II, economic and political power was concentrated in the hands of a few “victor” countries, making it relatively easy to reach consensus on how to restore international order. But, since then, global governance has become increasingly muddled, impeding progress in areas of worldwide concern.