The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Multilateralism and Global Governance in the Wake of the Corona Pandemic’. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum will address how the Corona pandemic is affecting the conditions for international cooperation and global governance, and what the long-term consequences of this might be. While most experts agree that the COVID-19 crisis is a game changer in world affairs, they disagree on whether it will strengthen or weaken multilateralism, support or undermine the present international order, or make the world better or less prepared to handle unforeseen global crises in the future.
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres will deliver the keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion. Participants include World Food Programme’s Executive Director, David Beasley, former Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Gro Harlem Brundtland, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, Robert Malley, and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2020 is made possible with support from the City of Oslo, and is part of Oslo Peace Days, a collaboration between the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Nobel Peace Center, the City of Oslo, the University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute Oslo.