Towards a Multipolar World: An International Peace Forum

The West has intensified a conflict against China, despite the need for cooperation to overcome the pandemic. Habits of unipolarity drive the United States – with its G7 allies along for the ride. The natural instinct for humankind, divided into nations and regions, is, however, for multipolarity. This is evident in Latin America, where the Bolivarian process continues to build regional platforms. It is also clear in the Belt and Road Initiative, developed by the People’s Republic of China. The Group of Friends in Defense of the UN Charter, set up in 2021, brings together these important currents.

Speakers

* Sacha Llorenti (Executive secretary, ALBA)
* Fred M’membe (Founder, Socialist Party, Zambia)
* Issa Shivji (Professor Emeritus of Public Law, University of Dar es Salaam)
* Li Bo (Professor, China Research Institute, Fudan University, China)
* Ajamu Baraka (National organiser, Black Alliance for Peace)
* Jenny Clegg (Author, China’s Global Strategy: Toward a Multipolar World)
* Radhika Desai (Professor of Political Studies, University of Manitoba)
* Madison Tang (Organizer, CODEPINK)
* Mikaela Erskog (No Cold War)
* Chair: Kate Hudson (General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Britain)
* Chair: Vijay Prashad (Executive Director, Tricontinental Institute)