The Government of Catalonia in cooperation with the United Nations University (UNU) is organizing a multi-part panel discussion entitled "Decentralized Governments and the New Multilateralism". The panel discussion will take place on Monday, 19th October in New York, in the United Nations University office at the UN.
The panel discussion will provide insights on various approaches towards multilateral cooperation and on potential avenues for decentralized governments to establish relations with bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union. The panel will include a presentation and discussion of the Multilateral Development Cooperation Strategy prepared by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.
Among other objectives, the strategy aims to promote greater participation by autonomous governments, as well as non-state actors, in cooperation for development. The strategy was prepared by the Catalonian government in an effort to better align its cooperation policies with multilateral cooperation bodies, in addition to widening the policy space for and promoting the value of decentralized and non-government participation in cooperation for development. The conference should be of great interest for scholars and practitioners in the fields of cooperation for development, multilevel governance and federalism.
Registration can be made through the website of the United Nations University in New York (please see the link below)