Global co-operation helps individual countries too
Global co-operation is what helped move billions out of poverty, and we need it now to get the world out of the Covid-19 quagmire
There is a great global misalignment; at the very moment co-operation is more vital than ever to address urgent challenges, it is in decline.
In late June, referencing the fractured response to the Covid-19 crisis, UN secretary-general António Guterres warned that “there is total lack of co-ordination among countries”. Some have gone further, drawing on examples from history and comparing the global quest for a Covid-19 vaccine to the space race between the US and the Soviet Union, in which each side was looking to “win” at the expense of the other...