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
‘STEP BY STEP: ANDREAS BUMMEL ON THE CAMPAIGN FOR A UN PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY’
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 GlobalPolicy.com
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:
‘Report Says UN Not Equipped to Tackle Today’s Challenges’
The New York Times.
‘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’
‘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)
CCTV NEWS (CCTV America)
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: 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: 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: 10 July: Presentation on the Commission’s Climate Governance recommendations at The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” in Paris
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