The Global Governance Innovation Network

Launching at the ACUNS Annual Meeting in June 2021!

Building on the UN75 Global Governance Forum (16-18 September 2020) and follow-through to the UN75 Political Declaration, the Stimson Center, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Plataforma CIPÓ, and Leiden University are partnering on a Global Governance Innovation Network (GGIN). The Network will bring world class scholarship together with international policy-making to address fundamental global governance challenges, threats, and opportunities. The GGIN will convene and amplify the voices of a new generation of scholars, policy researchers, and practitioners from the Global South and North, alongside established experts and UN Mission Representatives. Specifically, the network will focus on analyzing and responding to gaps within and across the following global governance thematic areas:

(I) Enhancing Post-COVID Recovery and Global Economic & Social Welfare

(II) Rethinking the UN’s Approach to Peace, Security & Humanitarian Action

(III) Strengthening Rules-Based Governance, Human Rights & Inclusivity

(IV) Innovating Climate Governance: The Paris Agreement & Beyond

For all four thematic areas, scholars and policymakers will engage in three work streams: 

(1) Policy Briefs and Reports

(2) Online Community of Practice

(3) Global and Regional Policy Dialogues

More details on the GGIN and its upcoming activities are available on the dedicated page.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Richard Ponzio, the Director of the GGIN initiative, at