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Inside the Issues 4.28 | Indigenous Rights

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen joins host Andrew Thompson in this special edition of Inside the Issues for a discussion on indigenous rights.

CIGI report examines shifting diplomatic coalitions in Internet governance debate

Tuesday, 6 May 2014
A new report from the CIGI identifies a much larger group of potential “swing states,” whose behaviour will influence the future of Internet governance and international relations more broadly.

Development: Advancement through International Organizations

Monday, 5 May 2014
Rohinton Medhora, David Malone
The familiar world of international organizations concerned with the advancement of development has been upended by two phenomena: the emergence of sustained economic success in the developing world, and the international financial and economic crisis that has gripped much of the industrialized world since 2008.

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.”

Mere diplomacy is no answer to Russia’s threat to democracy

Monday, 21 April 2014
Derek Burney
"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.

Harper’s Cold War mindset diminishes his global credibility

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.

The best time in history

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.”

Vertically Integrated Peace Building and Community Violence Reduction in Haiti

Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Timothy Donais, Geoff Burt
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.

In Israel, Harper needs to be a statesman, not a partisan

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.