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.
Monday, 2 December 2013
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani discusses the UN's evidence that ties Syrian President Assad to war crimes.
Friday, 1 November 2013
In 1988 few serious commentators believed that the politics of climate change would be anything other than tortuous. Yet the assumption has remained through the period since that human-induced climate change is an important, urgent and discrete problem which at least in principle lends itself to policy solutions.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
A set of principles to protect against crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing and war crimes, the responsibility to protect (R2P) calls on political commitment from both states and the wider international community. This week, Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect, joins co-host David Welch for a conversation on the development and evolution of R2P.
Friday, 18 October 2013
In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has refused to take up a coveted seat at the United Nations Security Council, a sign not only of frustration with the ineffectiveness of the world body but also of a growing disenchantment with U.S. policies.