This week’s UN Climate Summit in New York did more than address the urgent issues of climate change. It also put a spotlight on the UN itself, and the role of the UN in tackling the most difficult problems of our increasingly complex world.

Together with Bruce Jenks (who served at the UN for thirty years), I have released the latest Global Solution Networks research initiative, “Rethinking the United Nations for the Networked World.” In it we present an agenda for strengthening the engagement of the UN through global solution networks. Read the full report at