Invitation to the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance: Pre-Report Launch Event

Thursday, June 11, 2015 · 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (coffee served from 1:30 pm)
Location: The Hague Institute for Global Justice

Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance: Pre-Report Launch Event on June 11 (2 pm) in The Hague: The Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance , co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, and former Foreign Minister of Nigeria and UN Under-Secretary-General of Political Affairs, Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, considers the intersection of security and justice as critical to understanding and addressing common global threats and challenges, including in the areas of state fragility, climate governance, and the hyperconnected global economy. The Commission’s chief goal is to develop a distinct set of global policy and institutional reform recommendations to be launched on June 16, 2015 in The Hague, in advance of the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary Summit. The Commission is jointly supported by The Hague Institute for Global Justice (The Hague, The Netherlands) and The Stimson Center (Washington D.C., USA).

Members of ACUNS attending the community’s Annual Meeting in The Hague form part of the core constituency for the Commission’s work, as it brings together both policy-oriented scholars of global governance and academically-oriented UN officials and other policy practitioners. The Hague Institute and The Stimson Center will, therefore, co-host a “Pre-Report Launch Event” at The Hague Institute (Sophialaan 10) on Thursday June 11, from 2.00 to 3.30 pm, during the registration period for the ACUNS Annual Meeting and prior to its official opening.

Dr. Richard Ponzio (The Hague Institute for Global Justice) and Dr. William Durch (The Stimson Center) will present the Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance Report’s chief findings and recommendations, followed by comments from Professor Melissa Labonte (Vice-Chair of ACUNS and Fordham University) and Professor Ramesh Thakur (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Global Governance, Australian National University).

PLEASE NOTE: Any part of the Commission’s Report, titled “Confronting the Cisis of Global Governance”, will be embargoed until the official launch on June 16. To confirm your participation and/or request further details, please click here.

“The analysis and recommendations of the Commission will challenge world leaders and civil society to grapple in new ways with 21st century threats at the intersection of security and justice, from genocide prevention and the Responsibility to Protect to cross-border economic shocks and population displacement caused by environmental degradation. We are delighted to serve as the Commission’s Co-Chairs.”

– Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, former Foreign Minister of Nigeria

Inaugural Report Launch

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Location: The Hague

Following over a year of preparations and more than twenty international consultations, the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, a flagship project of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center (Washington, D.C.), will launch its Final Report on Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance from The Hague, “The City of Peace & Justice”, on 16 June 2015. The Commission’s Co-Chairs, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, will present the Commission’s chief findings and recommendations. The project has considered new frameworks for collective action on critical issues such as state fragility, climate governance, and the hyperconnected global economy. To register, please click here.

Update on the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance 

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The Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, a flagship project undertaken jointly by The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center, was officially launched on 21 November 2014 in Washington, D.C. Co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Commission will release, in June 2015, a focused set of global policy and institutional reform recommendations, in advance of the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary Summit planned for September 2015 in New York.  The project is designed to start a conversation in the tradition of the 1995 Commission on Global Governance and 2004 High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change and will consider new frameworks for collective action on critical issues such as stage fragility, the global e-conomy, and the anticipated effects of climate change on peoples’ lives and livelihoods.

In addition to commissioning more than twenty background papers, the team behind the project held recent consultations in The Hague (business and human security), New Delhi (cyber-governance and security), Lima (climate governance), New York (UN Member States and Experts Consultations), and at the Munich Security Conference (fragile and conflict-affected states) and International Studies Association Annual Meeting (global security, justice, and UN reform). These are summarized on the website and several on-line experts consultationsare also underway. Discussions on the Commission’s thematic priorities are also planned for the ACUNS Annual Meeting this June in The Hague.

Prior to the global launch of the report in mid-June in The Hague, the “City of Peace and Justice”, the Commission will deliberate again, on 1 April 2015, in New York. It is hoped that the Commission’s diagnosis of global problems and ideas on a way forward will help to initiate and sustain a policy dialogue on innovations towards a global governance architecture commensurate to today’s transnational challenges. The work of the Commission can be followed online on its website and on Twitter using the handle @BetterGlobalGov and the hashtag #SecJustGov .

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