Reduced government commitment to multilateralism
Ineffectual intergovernmental multilateral action
Multilateralism stands for a long-held but rarely achieved ideal, namely the voluntary cooperation of nations for peace and development. Multilateral initiatives are undermined or diluted by ultranationalist, bilateral and regional initiatives. Multilateralism may be undercut by the uncoordinated decisions of those contributing to it.
In 1993, according to the United Nations, multilateralism is working more effectively than ever before. It constitutes the democracy of international society. An enlightened multilateralism enhances the specific interests of states while advancing their common cause.