Annual Meeting General

The ACUNS Annual Meeting is a global conference that provides members and the ACUNS community with a unique opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research and policy developments focused on the UN and global governance. Each year, the Annual Meeting is held in a different location and brings together scholars and practitioners from around the world, providing a chance to exchange ideas and establish new connections. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meeting was held in a virtual format, leading to record participation.

The conference is also an opportunity for the ACUNS community to recognize the winners of the ACUNS Dissertation Award and Book Award. An additional highlight is the John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture, offered by a prominent thought leader in the field of multilateralism and global governance. Detailed information about past meetings and John Holmes lectures is provided at the dedicated pages. 

The 2021 Annual Meeting focused on the theme Toward a Fit for Future UN System and was held from 24 to 26 June. Given the ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 ACUNS Annual Meeting was organized as a hybrid/virtual event, with sessions taking place synchronously with select ACUNS institutional partners around the world. For more information, please visit the 2021 Annual Meeting page.