June 7 2017 – The world is buckling under multiple pressures, including climate change, inequality, migration, pandemics and terrorism. Yet, at precisely the moment collective action is most pressing, international co-operation is coming unstuck. Twentieth-century supranational entities such as the United Nations and World Bank are stumbling. This is because the world’s 400-year-old experiment with nation-states is crumbling. By contrast, cities are humanity’s most realistic hope for survival.  Read more.

The article is written by Robert Muggah,  co-founder of the Igarape Institute and SecDev Group and is member of the Advisory Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, and published in the Globe and Mail.  2017