unnamed1The Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance is supported by The Hague Institute for Global Justice (The Hague, The Netherlands) and The Stimson Center (Washington D.C., USA). The Commission “focuses on the interplay of security and justice as critical to understanding and addressing common global threats that require collaborative action at all levels of governance.”

In June of this year, the Commission published a groundbreaking report “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance,” which is available on their website in all six UN languages.

Recent updates from the commission include the following (quoted from update):

  • In connection with the UN 70 summit meeting of world leaders in New York, last week Columbia University hosted a World Leaders Forum featuring the Commission’s co-chairs, Secretary Madeleine Albright and Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, as well as Commissioner Dr. José Antonio Ocampo and other eminent Columbia faculty members including Professors Lori Damrosch and Michael Doyle. The forum gave attention to plans for advancing the Commission’s ambitious reform agenda between now and the UN’s 75th anniversary in 2020.
  • Secretary Albright and Dr. Ibrahim Gambari have an article, The UN at 70: Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, appearing in the November issue of Global Policy on the Global Policy website.
  • On July 14, Secretary Albright presented the Commission report’s findings and recommendations to UN Mission, Secretariat, civil society, and business representatives from the UN Trusteeship Council Chamber. The Dutch Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Karel van Oosterom, chaired the discussion, which included remarks by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Coalition for the International Criminal Court Senior Adviser Steve Lamony. Read more
  • On September 9, Dr. Gambari hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Commission’s recommendations at the Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development in Abuja, Nigeria. The event’s featured speakers included H.E. Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria, and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, H.E. Babagana Kingibe. Read more