RSIS Webinar Series on Post-pandemic Recovery Across Regions: “COVID-19 and Regional Multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific”
18 February 2022
Against the backdrop of the ASEAN Leaders’ Declaration on Upholding Multilateralism signed at the 2021 ASEAN Summit, this RSIS Webinar Series will take stock of regional and global international multilateral organisations in 2022 and assess how they have been affected by nearly two years of pandemic amid other grave uncertainties and geopolitical shifts. Looking at multilateralism globally across major regions of the world, experts will investigate how regions have multilaterally responded to the crisis, what new issues are emerging, and what lessons ASEAN might learn from other regions/regional organisations’ experiences and vice versa. Furthermore, regions may need to be working alongside each other for hopes of global recovery.
Conventional wisdom has it that multilateral initiatives are strongest when they build upon existing interactions to deepen and institutionalise them. To this end, this webinar series will explore both general questions on multilateral cooperation and inter-regional learning, as well as more specific ones addressing the pandemic, post-pandemic recovery, political tensions, and a priority agenda for multilateralism in 2022.
Last updated on 24/02/2022