This tribune is based on Pascal Lamy’s speech, President of Honour of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and General Director of the World Trade Organisation, during the 5th edition of the World Policy Conference organised in Cannes (France) on 8 december 2012 on an IFRI initiative. He reviews achievements and difficulties of the global governance and suggests avenues for progress.

His comments are organised as follows:
1. Progress in matters of global governance has long been hindered by specific difficulties, the nature
of which is all too often underestimated.
2. Nonetheless, global governance did make progress until it hit a stumbling block in the late 1990s.
3. The past 20 years have exacerbated pre-existing difficulties.
4. In this somewhat unfavourable context, I believe that some avenues of progress are nevertheless open to us.

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