What’s on the Global Agenda: Fall 2021 and Beyond

APCO alumna Anna Tunkel co-authored this piece.

The fall is typically a busy season on the global agenda—starting with the UN General Assembly and followed by the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, the Business-20 meeting, feeding into the G-20 Heads of State meeting, and this year, the much anticipated UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Our team has a unique line of sight to these fora, being part of many of the discussions and initiatives. From G-20 to the ongoing COP26, our team took stock of a number of cross-cutting emerging themes that present opportunities for strategic engagement, cross-sectoral partnerships and collaboration to advance innovative solutions to critical issues on the global agenda.

Some of the common themes and priorities that emerged include focus on climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, inclusive economic recovery with a focus on developing markets most hard-hit by the pandemic, the importance of gender and youth representation and mobility opportunities, and the promotion of an equitable vaccine dissemination. The consequences of not moving fast enough are dire. Whether it be worsening conflicts, new migration problems, geopolitical implications, or climate related disasters, all sectors and industries must come together to address these critical issues. Our team presents this resource as a way to navigate these themes and identify opportunities for collaboration. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Multiplier Partnerships and Global Platforms team at multiplierpartnerships@apcoworldwide.com.

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