Regional organisations and UN reform: towards Multilateralism 2.0

Chapter VIII of the UN Charter foresees a role for regional arrangements in global governance of security, especially in the peaceful settlement of disputes. The Charter though also foresees a clear hierarchy between the global and the regional levels: any enforcement action that involves a regional organisation can only be organised under the authorisation of the UN Security Council. In this article, Luk Van Langenhove proposes however to engage in a process of networking the UN with regional organisation as a stepping-stone to Multilateralism 2.0.