High-level Commission on Security, Justice & Governance

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Madeleine Albright and Ibrahim Gambari to co-chair high-level Commission on Security, Justice & Governance

On 21 November 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari convened the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance for its inaugural session. The Commission, a joint project of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center, will issue a set of global policy and institutional reform recommendations in advance of the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary Summit in September 2015. Following in the tradition of the 1995 Commission on Global Governance and the 2004 High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, it will consider new frameworks for collective action on critical transnational issues including fragile and conflict-affected environments, the cyber-economy, and the effects of climate change on peoples’ lives and livelihoods. The Commission’s website will be launched on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2014: GlobalSecurityJusticeGovernance.org

Among the eminent personalities serving on the Commission, many of whom have also held prominent positions within the United Nations, are Haifa Al Kaylani (Founder Chairman of The Arab International Women’s Forum), Celso Amorim (Minister of Defense and former Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil), Lloyd Axworthy (former Foreign Minister of Canada), Igor Ivanov (former Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation), Jane Holl Lute (former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security), José Antonio Ocampo (former Finance Minister of Colombia), Jozias van Aartsen (former Foreign Minister of The Netherlands and Mayor of The Hague), and Erna Witoelar (founder of the Indonesian Environmental Forum and former Minister of Human Settlements and Regional Development).

The recommendations to be put forward in the Commission’s Final Report aim to complement the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda, the intergovernmental Fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague (April 2015), the Strategic Review of UN Peacekeeping (mid-2015), the recommendations of the UN Peacebuilding Commission 10-Year Review (October 2015), and the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris (December 2015).

 
 
 

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