It is tempting to define multilateralism, or even global governance, as simply the process of cooperation among nation-states. But such a view is too narrow, says
International civil servants can themselves launch initiatives and act as advocates. Perhaps the most emblematic leader in that regard was the late UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, says
Agree! Solving global problems call for global citizens, global civil servants, and a global mindset. No country "wins" alone.