2013-05-13 - Lloyd AxworthyFollowing public events since June in The Hague, Abuja, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Washington, D.C., members of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance continue to promote the findings and recommendations of Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance at events worldwide and in international publications.

Former Canadian Foreign Minister Dr. Lloyd Axworthy presented the Commission’s recommendations at two talks this month to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (November 3, West Point) and the annual meeting of the World Federalist Movement Council (November 6, New York). In his presentations, Dr. Axworthy argued, “To strengthen the Responsibility to Prevent, Protect, and Rebuild, we recommend investing in new early-warning capabilities, R2P action plans, and concrete goals for all international actors seeking to prevent, react to, and rebuild after mass atrocities.” For a recent Boston Globe op-ed where Dr. Axworthy draws lessons from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for advancing the Commission’s ambitious reform agenda between now and 2020, please click here.

Pic8Founding Chair of the Arab International Women’s Forum Ms. Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani shared the Commission’s recommendations in two presentations at Regent’s University (October 13, London) and the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University (November 5, Cambridge). “The Commission offers several recommendations toward enhancing women’s participation in peacemaking and peacebuilding in fulfilment of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, including by building implementation of National Actions Plans for Resolution 1325 into a country’s foreign policy”, explained Ms. Al Kaylani.

Commission Co-Chair, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, delivered an address on Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance at an international conference on “Strengthening Peacebuilding Policy through Civil Society Empowerment”, organized by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame (October 25, South Bend). Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus Ms. Ellen Laipson also discussed the Commission’s findings and recommendations in her talk to the Asian Forum on Global Governance (October 28, New Delhi).

Project Team presentations on key aspects of the Commission’s Report were also delivered at Leiden University (October 3, The Hague) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (November 6, Cambridge), and as keynote addresses to the annual meeting of Citizens for Global Solutions (October 14, Washington, D.C.) and more than 1200 participants attending the Model United Nations of The International School of The Hague (October 30, The Hague).

Please be sure to click here for Commission Co-Chairs Secretary Madeleine Albright and Professor Ibrahim Gambari’s recent journal article in Global Policy, and please click here for their new op-ed in The Guardian on October 24, United Nation Day.

Upcoming events in December include a dialogue on the Commission Report, led by former Japanese Foreign and Environment Minister Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, at a public event in Tokyo hosted by the Rector of United Nations University Dr. David Malone, as well as promotion of the Commission’s climate governance recommendations by Ms. Erna Witoelar, founder of the Indonesian Environmental Forum, at the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris.