On May 27th, 2021, the Oslo Center hosted the webinar «The Legacy of Democracies and Violation of Democratic Standards», to discuss the topics of democratic resilience and global cooperation. With the COVID-19 crisis, the rising threats and challenges to democracies have intensified. Seeing the situation in a time where the global state of democracies has encountered a prolonged decline worldwide during the last ten years, it is more crucial than ever to raise the questions of how we can protect, promote, and build democratic values. The webinar was moderated by the Norwegian journalist, Christian Borch.
In the event, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown presented his keynote speech on «Global Cooperation and International Progress». Multilateral cooperation is one of the cornerstones of well-functioning democracies and essential for any country to face global challenges even stronger. During the webinar, Brown emphasized further the importance of addressing underlying social and economic injustice, and great international cooperation in order for the progress of democratization to continue.