H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of UNGA,The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of the Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Chairman of the IPI Board of Directors
      IPI:Building Trust and the Importance of Multilateralism: Making the UN Relevant to All People
 
PeaceeverTV reported from UNHQ Comference room 1 : 23rd  April 2019 IPI Hosting the theme of Building Trust and the Importance of Multilateralism: Making the UN Relevant to All People Summit Forum.
   
The Forum hosted by The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of the Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Chairman of the IPI Board of Directors. 
 
H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly Attend the forum and gave Opening remarks. The permanent ambassadors of several countries to the United Nations attended the forum on the same day.  H.E. Mr. Mohamed Edrees the Egypt Ambassador to the United Nations and other VIPs enthusiastically asked questions.
 
The international rule-based order is challenged on multiple fronts. The weakening of commitments to a rule-based international order is evident in a variety of contexts, as a profound mistrust permeates the system. Part of the answer to the deficit of trust lies in connecting multilateral processes to the interests, concerns, and perspectives of the people. The 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly has been grounded in the theme of making the multilateral system and the UN “relevant to all people.” This aspiration is central to the drive to increase collaborative efforts, build trust, and inspire a recommitment to multilateralism.
 
Ahead of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and to help chart the path forward, the International Peace Institute and the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) held an interactive discussion at comference room 1 UNHQ.  This forum was herald the UN General Assembly high-level event to commemorate the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on April 24th, during which member states will discuss prevailing challenges and renew commitments to a rule-based world order and the multilateral system. IPI and the Office of the PGA will foster a conversation that takes stock of factors that may have contributed to the waning credibility of the multilateral system, as well as recent innovative practices to enhance its legitimacy. Participants will seek to agree upon ways to lay the foundation for a more trusted, people-centered multilateralism.
 
   The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of the Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Chairman of the IPI Board of Directors
  H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly
 Amb. Donald Steinberg, Executive Director, Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security
  Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs and Program Director, The New School
  Dr. Cecilia Nahón, Executive Director of the Model G20 Initiative, American University & Former Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S.
   Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs and Program Director, The New School
   Ms. Giovanna Kuele, Member of Steering Committee, Together First and Researcher at the Igarape Institute
 H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly
   H.E. Mr.Mohamed Edrees Egypt Ambassador to the United Nations
     VIPs participating in the forum ask questions
 IPI:Building Trust and the Importance of Multilateralism: Making the UN Relevant to All People