The United Nations marks its 75th anniversary as the world confronts an unprecedented health crisis, compounded by the Economic crisis and severe Political and Social impacts. The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the necessity for global cooperation, with the imperatives of sustainable and innovative responses to handle the pressing challenges.
The United Nations has launched a global dialogue, echoing the vitality of diverse and distinct voices on a worldwide stage. As a part of the UN75 National Team, in collaboration with the Confederation Of Young Leaders (CYL), we call for articles to be published in our E-book titled PRATIBIMB: The Future We Want. It endeavours to serve as a mechanism to assert robust solutions which could contribute towards the path for a change.
Call for Articles
Geopolitics in a Post Covid World: With the onset of the pandemic, everything has come to a grinding halt. Lockdowns have been imposed, industries and production units have shut, and economies have taken a significant hit. There have been conversations around the growth rates, geo-economics and geopolitics since everything has suddenly become perplexed. In contrast, we have started questioning every aspect of the political, economic and social systems that we constitute.
Viewing the Global Society through Gendered Lens: The society without a gender lens resembles swimming in an empty pool. Is it restricted to females? No, it applies to men and women regardless of their sexuality, age, profession, and religion. Challenges faced are often unaddressed and invisible. Of late, organisations have begun to curb the inequalities experienced by individuals by incorporating gender lenses as part of their code of conduct.
Digital Governance and Cyber Security: In 2020, data is considered the most valuable asset as the world has evolved into a digital economy. So, is it appropriate to take the leap and argue that data is the new oil.
Sustainable Environment Models for Development: This theme attempts to shed light on sustainable models and unpack the development process of ventures articulated by entrepreneurs. We focus on the ideas, actions and exchange relations. We aim to highlight the opportunity that development paths have to offer in modern times and how change agents are establishing ideals in the sustainability domain.
Alternative political narratives and forms of governance in a post-COVID world: The world has been reeling under the rise of right-wing, nationalist, neoliberal governments. Still, the pandemic is making us question every aspect of the world we currently inhabit, and the political sphere is no exception. We have been forced to physically and socially distance ourselves from each other. This has deepened inequalities around the world and forced us to reevaluate our fundamentals.
- Geopolitics in a Post Covid World: 20th Oct
- Sustainable Environment Models for Development: 30th Oct
- Viewing the Global Society through Gendered Lens: 10th Nov
- Alternative political narratives and forms of governance in a post-COVID world: 20th Nov
- Digital Governance and Cyber Security: 30th Nov
Participants are invited to submit their articles based on the themes provided. Please ensure you clearly specify under which theme you are submitting. Article submissions will only be accepted in word document format through the Google form. All submitted articles should articulate original, unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles will undergo both peer review and editing.
Interested candidates can register via this page.