UN Extends Authority To Manage "Extreme Global Shocks"• https://www.activistpost.com, By: Jacob Nordangard
This commitment establishes the need to improve preparedness in more areas besides global health crises (such as pandemics) and will give UN extensive powers in a new crisis situation.
The Emergency Platform would not be a standing body or entity but a set of protocols that could be activated when needed.
The Emergency Platform refers to a set of protocols that are to be activated in the event of a "complex global shock". When activated the platform brings together leaders from member states, the United Nations, core member groups (such as the G77, G20), international financial institutions (IMF, World Bank), regional organisations (e.g. EU, ASEAN), civil society, the private sector, businesses, research institutes and other experts.
The platform is intended to fulfil the following:
A rapid, predictable and structured international response
Maximizing the unique convening role of the United Nations
Catalysing political leadership through networks of willing Member States;
Multisectoral, interdisciplinary coordination across the multilateral system
Multi-stakeholder engagement and accountability in the global response
Strengthened accountability for delivering against commitments and bringing coherence to the international approach
In the event of a complex shock, all parts of the multilateral system will be held accountable for implementation and act in unison. The platform will "share timely, accurate data, analysis and policy recommendations to support global advocacy and build an international political consensus on the way forward." A team of technical experts will be working closely with the panel, with staff resources made available "immediately and automatically".