Media Mentions

The Commission Report launch has generated, thus far, over 400 media-related stories (print, TV, and radio) in 29 countries and 9 languages across 6 continents.

What op-ed writers (including the Commissioners) are saying:

From ‘dystopia’ to ‘Ourtopia’: charting a future for global governance
Dr. Rama Mani in Chatham House journal International Affairs

‘Any carbon emissions deal in Paris is only a first step’
Yoriko Kawaguchi, Shyam Saran and Erna Witoelar in South China Morning Post

‘Für eine Reform der Weltorganisation’
Ibrahim Gambari in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft

‘At 70, the United Nations needs to move with the times’
Madeleine Albright and Ibrahim Gambari in The Guardian

‘How Landmines Paved a Way for UN Reform’
Lloyd Axworthy in The Boston Globe

Andreas Bummel on World Government Research Network

‘The UN, Syria and a crisis in confidence’
Erna Paris in The Globe and Mail

How to democratise the UN
Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel in The News International.

World losing battle against terror, climate change & cyber attacks: Albright
Secretary Albright and Professor Gambari in USA Today.

‘Aligning Justice and Security Interventions to Revamp the U.N.’
Stimson Center President Ellen Laipson in World Politics Review.

‘A Call for Just Security’
Don Kraus in The World Post.

‘An Aging United Nations in 2015. But How About a New United Nations in 2020?’
Tad Daley in The World Post.

A Better Selection Process Could Result in a Strong UN Secretary-General
Dr. Richard Ponzio, Commentary in The Hague Institute for Global Justice

Will We Learn this Time?
Chuck Woolery in

What Civil Society Organizations are saying:

‘Global Commission recommends a parliamentary body to overcome UN’s democratic deficit’
Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

Summary of the Report
International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

‘Washington, DC Launch of the Report of the Commission’
United Nations Association of the USA

What print media is saying: 

‘Nigerians Must Partner Buhari To Tackling Insecurity, Injustice – Osinbajo’
Naija247 News

‘Osinbajo: Security, Justice, Sustainable Govt a Collective Duty’
This Day Live

‘Report Says UN Not Equipped to Tackle Today’s Challenges’
The New York Times.

Top diplomats’ report builds case for change at the UN’
Yahoo News.

UN Panel Lays Out Vision of “Just Security
Inter Press Service

Un comité experto pide la reforma de la ONU ante “las amenazas actuales”
El Pais Internacional

UNSC needs expansion to reflect global realities: report
Tribune India

Top diplomats look to rescind UN Security Council veto
The Times of Israel

Africa: UN Reform Urged by Veteran Diplomats
All Africa reprint of the Deutsche Welle article.

What TV and radio stations are saying:

‘UN Reform needed to combat world crises’ (video)
MSNBC (USA): Andrea Mitchell Reports

Former Foreign Ministers Suggest Ways for How U.N. Can Improve’ (audio)
National Public Radio (USA)

World Insight’ featuring The Hague Institute President Dr. Abiodun Williams (video)

Public Outreach Events / Presentations of the Commission Report

Date: 10 December: Commission’s findings presented to a seminar on “Human Rights and Our Security” on Human Rights Day (anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights), Washington, DC area

Date: 3 December:  Commission Report public event with Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Ambassador Makita Shimokawa, and UN University Rector Dr. David Malone at UN University, Tokyo

Date: 30 November-11 December: Discussion of Commission Report recommendations at COP 21 side events with Ms. Erna Witoelar and Commission project team staff in Paris

Date: 6 November:  Presentation of aspects of the Commission Report a Political Science Ph.D. Alumni Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Date: 6 November: Presentation of the Commission Report to annual meeting of the World Federalist Movement Council in New York

Date: 5 November: Presentation of the Commission Report by Ms. Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani at the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University in Cambridge

Date: 3 November: Presentation of the Commission Report by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Science held at West Point

Date: 30 October: Keynote presentation of the Commission Report to the Model United Nations International School of The Hague

Date: 28 October: Presentation of the Commission Report by Stimson Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus Ellen Laipson at the Asian Forum on Global Governance, New Delhi

Date: 25 October: Presentation of the Commission Report by Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the “Strengthening Peacebuilding Policy through Civil Society Empowerment” international conference organized by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, South Bend

Date: 14 October: Presentation of the Commission Report to the annual meeting of Citizens for Global Solutions, Washington, D.C.

Date: 13 October: Presentation of the Commission Report by Ms. Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani at Regents University in London

Date: 3 October: Presentation of Commission Report as part of Leiden University’s “Global Challenges: Peace & Justice” Lecture Series, Leiden

Date: 28 September: Commission Report featured at Columbia University World Leaders Forum with Secretary Madeleine Albright, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Professor José Antonio Ocampo, Professor Lori Damrosch, Professor Sarah Cleveland, and Professor Michael Doyle

Date: 9 September: Commission Report public event with Nigerian Vice-President Dr. Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development in Abuja

Date: 14 July: United Nations launch event in the Trusteeship Council Chamber with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Secretary Madeleine Albright in New York

Date: 10 July: Presentation on the Commission’s Climate Governance recommendations at The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” in Paris

Date: 9 July: An experts roundtable on the Commission Report co-hosted by the UN Foundation and One Earth Future Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Date: 9 July: Commission Report public event with Secretary Madeleine Albright and Dr. Jane Holl Lute at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.

Date: 22 June 2015: Keynote address by Professor Ibrahim Gambari on the Commission Report at the UN Global Compact Business for Peace Annual Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York

Date: 19 June 2015: Presentation of the Commission Report at “The ASEAN in Global Governance Roundtable” in The Hague

Date: 17-18 June 2015: Presentation of the Commission Report by Professor Ibrahim Gambri and Dr. Michael Schaefer at a UN 70 public event and experts roundtable organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and United Nations Association of Germany in Berlin

Date: 16 June 2015: Global Launch of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance Report with Secretary Madeleine Albright and Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the Peace Palace in The Hague

Date: 11 and 13 June 2015: Pre-Global Launch Events on the Commission Report at the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the UN System in The Hague