Critical gaps in almost every sector of global governance and coordination arrangements are impeding progress in addressing a wide range of the world’s most pressing challenges, a new CIGI report says.
Past failures in addressing global economic imbalances suggest the International Monetary Fund is poorly positioned to lead such efforts in the future, says CIGI’s new behind-the-scenes account of IMF activities prior to the global financial crisis.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the CIGI Campus, designed by Toronto’s Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB), as one of the recipients of its 2012 International Award for Architecture.
The latest installment of the Canada Among Nations series, "Canada Among Nations 2011-2012: Canada and Mexico’s Unfinished Agenda," provides an insightful examination of Canada’s relationship with one of its most important trade and investment partners: Mexico. The new book was released in May 2012 by CIGI and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University.
UN electoral certification most effective when flexible, according to first installment in new policy brief series
A new policy brief series from CIGI and the Africa Initiative is highlighting crucial lessons for improving electoral certification, an emerging process used by the United Nations (UN) in its involvement in post-conflict elections.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have experts in Rio de Janeiro and offsite, from June 20 to 22 and available for media interviews on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
G20 summit yields useful commitments to euro reforms, better framing of global choices: CIGI experts
The Los Cabos G20 summit resulted in an important commitment by Europe to reform its troubled banking system. At the same time, the summit marked a useful movement away from a false debate about austerity versus growth, and toward a more useful global political conversation about balancing of prudence versus generosity.
The findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency will be presented by author and nuclear governance expert Trevor Findlay at SIPRI North America on June 25, 2012 at 12 p.m. He will be introduced by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, executive director, SIPRI North America.
How can the G20 leaders move beyond past failures to meet their commitments, using their Final Declaration today to demonstrate collective action on the global economy? What can the world realistically expect from the Los Cabos summit? For answers to these questions, attend a 9:30 a.m. (MT) press briefing on Tuesday, June 19, at the G20 International Media Centre, in Room MM2 near Reception at the Grand Faro hotel in San Jose del Cabo.
The euro zone debt crisis is leading to apparently conflicting calls for economic growth and fiscal austerity. Solutions may vary by country, but in the short term G20 nations may need to incur more debt to spur growth. The G20 can also take important steps to improve economic competitiveness, harmonize financial regulations through the Financial Sustainability Board (FSB) and it can do more to promote Green Growth by promoting sustainable energy initiatives.
Amid concerns about the global economy and euro zone debts, G20 leaders must take collective action to address issues of financial stability – and avoid retreating into protectionist measures in trade and capital flows, CIGI economist James A. Haley says.
A team of University of Waterloo researchers will launch an international study on the global implementation of community sustainability plans, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) next week in Rio de Janeiro.