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Reflections midway through 2020: The need for solidarity and global rules for rooted change

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ACB’s Executive Director Mariam Mayet looks back at the first half of the year

We are mired in a world shattering pandemic of unprecedented magnitude and virulence. The architecture of global economic, environmental, human rights and political governance institutions and rules established in the 20th century are in the process of atrophying. The crisis is restructuring international power structures in ways still not fully known or understood by us. However, what we do know is that permanent changes are taking place in the international systems and balance of power as we once knew it.