Swedish billionaire hosts $5 million dollar competition for global governance improvement


Alliance magazine


The Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy has issued a $5 million dollar award for anyone who can successfully create a ‘UN 2.0’.

a-new-shapeIn a bid to find solutions to the current issue of global governance, Szombatfalvy is hosting a competition with the aim of injecting new ideas into how we can re-imagine a global governance system for the 21st century.

The competition titled ‘A New Shape’ is being organised through Szombatfalvy’s Global Challenges Foundation and invites individuals or organisations to create an international governance model which will improve the ‘current state of humanity’.

The organisation will judge each entrant’s idea for effectiveness, resourcing, funding, the security of implementation, and accountability, amongst other criteria.

Laszlo Szombatfalvy.

Laszlo Szombatfalvy.

Szombatfalvy believes the global governance system is failing. ‘The biggest threats to humanity stem from the global community’s inability to deal with them effectively’, he told Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer last month. With this competition, Szombatfalvy hopes to find individuals with the ideas to develop, enhance or improve upon the current UN governance model.

The competition is open to any individual or organization and at least $1 million dollars will be awarded to the winner. The fund is accepting proposals until May 2017. Find out more on their website.

Comments (4)

Kaosar Ashraf

After 25 years of thinking finally reached in my conclusion how to implement a government system for peace and prosperity for nations of the world.


I want to submit my idea.so please tell me how to submit?

robin denton

The problem is that the criteria of the model is limited and primitive. To solve these challenges we will need a replacement of the old with a complete rethink in our governance ideas. To follow the limitations of the old... is like using soil which has no nutrients to grow big tomatoes. Its deficient soil. It wont work... and his is why whoever wins this competition based on the criteria stated will only perpetuate the stupidity that has governed humanity over the last two millennium. we need a new shape ...yes... but are you ready for it? THATS the question!

Joseph Schwartzberg

Alfred, Thanks for thinking about me. I am aware of the "New Shape"/ global governance competition and have already registered for it. I plan to devote considerable time to the preparation of my entry. Warm wishes, Joe

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