Global Governance beyond Covid-19 0 Reply

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. In this framework an initiative for promoting dialogue in main global issues was launched to celebrate it along the year. However the COVID-19 pandemic marked a disrupting point for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. In these harsh times, more than ever global governance and leadership should be strengthened in order to build a better future for all.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Network would like to join the #U75 discussions promoted by the UN and address the role of global governance in times of uncertainty in which “public trust in traditional institutions is in decline and relations between countries have been under strain” (UN), through the following questions, some of them proposed by the United Nations, and other proposed by participants in the discussion:

i) Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together?, or will distrust and isolation grow further;

ii) How better can we promote cooperation across borders, sectors and generations?;

iii) Will the COVID-19 pandemic determine the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?;

iv) Which are the best solutions and measures to navigate Europe’s economy through the crisis provoked by the covid-19 pandemic?

v) Which role should play the United Nations? What about other international, or regional organisations?

The session will be an opportunity to celebrate the international day of UN on 24 october 2020.

Keep posted to know more about the programme.

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The UN General Assembly each 21 September as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. The International Day of Peace 2020 is dedicated to “Shaping Peace Together” and aims to celebrate compassion, kindness and hope in world frightened by COVID-19 pandemic. A special moment that the United Nations celebrates in the framework of its 75th anniversary and a programme of global conversations aimed at building the peaceful and prosperous future that we all want.

Dialogue Café Network will commemorate the International Day of Peace by organising a global debate on the role of youth in peacebuilding to foster dialogue and collect ideas.

Young people will be invited to share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and build peace[1] and debate on the following questions raised by UN and other proposed by participants during the exchange:

  • What does peace mean to you?
  • When you envision a peaceful world, what do you see?
  • What actions are needed to make your vision a reality?
  • What role can you play in that regard?
  • How can prevent conflicts in the first place? 
  • How can we tackle conflicts?
  • It´s peace is declared, how can it be sustained?

The debate will be moderated by a member of Dialogue Café Network through questions and the exchange of experiences. External participants will have the possibility of sharing their questions through chat to experts and guest involved but registration is mandatory. Otherwise interested participants can attend the event via livestreaming. The debate will take place via Dialogue Café videoconference system provided by CISCO Webex.

Provisional programme

Dialogue Cafe Evora

  • Manuel Marchante, 100% ADN Association

Dialogue Cafe Belgrade:

  • Muhamed Alyatem, Master degree Peace Studies at University of Belgrade
  • Uros Andjelkovic, Serbian UN Youth Delegate

Dialogue Cafe Novi Sad:

  • Velimir Milošev, Young European Ambassador

Keep posted for further information|

For further information and registration:

Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (, Dialogue Café Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (, Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (, Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA ( & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (, Dialogue Café Novi Sad – Stefan Radojcic (

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UN Sustainable Development Goals – from global goals to local action 0 Reply


The world in which we live is faced with so many challenges. Their scope is very wide and solutions are hard to be find. In every region of the world people are facing different obstacles and they because of that need different mechanism by which they can overcome those obstacles.

A good overview of those challenges is presented in a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Those are the main objectives that world leaders agreed upon. They should be resolved during the 2015-2030 time period. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Mon clustered them into six main elements: dignity, prosperity, justice, partnership, planet and people. We can see from this that SDG-s really cover a wide range of issues that humanity as whole need to deal with. That’s the main reason why the role of UN is so important in fulfilling those objectives. Only the UN has the capacity of doing that effectively. And we can see prove of that in example of Millennium Development Goals whose impact was very successful at the end.

But, implementing those goals won`t be an easy task. This set of new goals is more wider and covers more than the previous one which expired in 2015. The main problem will be to focus on a local action that will be necessary when it comes to every among those seventeen goals. For example, we will not see an improvement in implementing clean energy strategy on a local level if there is no willingness of local and national authorities to do that. That`s why the partnership is so important in this story. We need to show a good example to all of those who are still skeptical about this issue. And they need to turn them into their benefits by learning from others. On the other side, UN will need to remain its strong leadership position when it comes to those questions. It is a global problem and only if world stand united in every aspect of it, we can see an improvement by the end of 2030.

For this purpose, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar organises the session ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals – from global goals to local action‘ on 28 January 2016 – From 15h00 to 16h30 (London time) with the participation of  DC Lisbon and DC Rio de Janeiro.



Moderator: Mr Aleksandar Bojic, United Nations Association of Serbia, Project Team

DC Novi Pazar (Una Serbia / Centar Duga):

  • Ms Irena Vojackova Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia (read message)
  • Mr Enis Ujkanovic, Professor, Project Euro PROGRES, International University Novi Pazar
  • Mr Samir Kacapor, Director of the Regional Development Agency of SandĹľak “SEDA”.

DC Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

With the participation of other organisations DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).


Discover the UN Sustainable Development Goals!


  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


For more detailed information:

United Nations Association of Serbia – Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar (E-mail:

Dialogue Café Association

Helena Barroco (

Dalia Sendra (




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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29