SC Document, January 2021
Global Cooperation Instead of Confrontation
By Peter Lunenborg and Fernando Rosales
The world faces many challenges besides the current coronavirus pandemic, including hunger, environmental destruction, climate change, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and rising inequality. Global cooperation is necessary to address these challenges and, in some areas, the global community is responding to them. Calls to form a coalition against a particular country, such as from the United States towards China, divert attention from the problems the world is facing and hamper progress in addressing these global challenges. History taught us that the best way to resolve our differences and to move forward is through dialogue and cooperation, not confrontation.
This article was tagged: Africa, China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Europe, International Cooperation, Multilateralism, Pandemic, Solidarity, Trade War, United States (US), World Trade Organization (WTO)