American and Canadian think tanks call for reform of global governance, host symposium to outline key issues
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the United States Association of the Club of Rome Club of Rome (USA\COR) invite media to cover their invitation-only symposium on “The Future of Global Governance.”
Monday, 21 April 2014
"As Ukraine buckles under the military and economic pressure from Russia, the incapacity of multilateral institutions such as the United Nations to do much more than talk about the blatant contravention of international law and national sovereignty is agonizingly apparent," write Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Director of CIGI's Global Politics & Security Program.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Canada has "long since ceased to be a Middle Power and we can and should contribute to peace and progress on the major international issues of the day," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
In her public lecture at CIGI, Natalie Day, head of policy at the Oxford Martin School, unpacked the research and recommendations of Now for the Long Term. Undertaken by a prestigious commission chaired by former Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy, the report calls for a reformation of strategic thought. It urges decision makers to “overcome their pressing daily preoccupations to tackle problems that will determine the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s generations.”
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Gang-driven violence in the urban slums of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, has been a preoccupation of international peace-building efforts for the past decade, yet continues to pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the country. These communities have, in recent years, been the site of an ongoing series of experiments, involving a range of different actors, aimed at reclaiming them from armed gangs; however, the isolated and fragmented nature of these interventions has reduced their cumulative impact.
Climate negotiators should forget assigning historical responsibility and focus on research, standards and trade, CIGI report says
Friday, 31 January 2014
Climate negotiators should “forget about assigning guilt” and instead focus on international cooperation and measures that will reduce carbon emissions, according to a new CIGI report.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
"The status quo in the West Bank will not endure eternally whatever some Israelis might wish and neither side will get all it wants in negotiations whatever some Palestinians might hope," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, commenting on Prime Minister Stephen Harper visit to Israel and the West Bank.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
"Canada is not in a position to guarantee security to anyone in the Middle East," write Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson, Director of CIGI's Global Security Program, commenting on the country's policies toward the region.
UN’s climate change negotiation process in need of ‘radical re-think’ after 20 years of limited action, says CIGI report
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
The United Nations climate change negotiation process is in need of “a radical re-think,” to avoid future generations paying a heavy price for failure and inaction, according to a new policy brief from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Monday, 9 December 2013
"Canadian investigations are hamstrung by the lack of any whistle-blower incentives of the sort that have worked well in the United States," write CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and international development consultant David Landry, as they make the case for Canada to "clean up its act" on corruption.