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UN University Working Group: “Public Policy: From National to Global”

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Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time: 9:45 a.m. until 12.15 p.m., EDT GMT -5

Venue: Conference room E (TBC), UN Headquarters, NY, New York

Students can also participate via the web.

As one of the mandates of the United Nations University is to address pressing global problems, the United Nations University Office in New York (UNU-ONY) has launched last February a Global Public Policy Working Group, aiming to explore how to make public policy become more of a reality at the global level, to bridge the gap between norms and reality, and upgrade the thinking on teaching and research in the field of public policy.

The Working Groups bring scholars and practitioners to address the importance and challenges of public policy at the global level, including better coordination, stronger institutional mechanism of compliance, and greater allocation of resources, concerning international security, environment, and development issues. As the latest financial crisis shows, this is also badly needed in the field of international economics.

The second session of this working group entitled “Public Policy: From National to Global” will address the concept and challenges of public policy at the global level: What does public policy mean at the global level? Do we need public policy at the global level? What is the value it could bring? What are the challenges (conceptual, methodological, intellectual, and political) of global public policy? How do these challenges play out in various areas, such as security, development and environment? How to address them? What can we learn from the national and regional experience?

***Background readings are forthcoming***

Please note that the event will include a simultaneous live, interactive webcast, for those who are not able to attend in person. To receive instructions on how to participate in the webcast, please register.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Mr. Renato Giacon at (212) 963-6387 or e-mail

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