Interconnected Global Risks

The challenge of growing complexity and insecurity is real, but not insurmountable.

The climate crisis, once again rising inequality, digital transformation and heightened geopolitical tensions, are only some of the trends harbouring interconnected global security risks. The polycrisis the world is in renders the limits of siloed governance structures more visible than ever and contributes to a pervasive sense of insecurity.

As complexity grows, UNIDIR examines the nexus between these trends to identify integrated solutions for compound global security challenges and pathways towards human-centred security for all.