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MEDIA BRIEFING: ‘The G20 Final Declaration – What to Look For’

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Media advisory
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.

MEDIA BRIEFING: Growth versus austerity – what should the G20 do?

Monday, June 18, 2012
Media advisory
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.

MEDIA BRIEFING: G20 leaders must avoid risks of retreat from open economy

Monday, June 18, 2012
Media advisory
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.

UW research team to launch global sustainable development study at UN’s ‘Rio+20’ conference

Monday, June 18, 2012
Declan Kelly, Pamela Smyth, and Sam Toman
News Release
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.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA to be presented at final CIGI signature lecture of 2011-12

Monday, June 18, 2012
Media Advisory
The final CIGI Signature Lecture of the 2011-2012 season will feature Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay present the findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It will take place at the CIGI Auditorium on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 7-9 p.m.

CIGI interactive guide examines IAEA and defining moments in nuclear governance

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
News Release
CIGI has launched a new online interactive guide on the International Atomic Energy Agency. The interactive feature, which includes an historic timeline on defining moments in nuclear global governance, was launched to accompany the new CIGI report Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: CIGI study commends IAEA but proposes strengthening and reform

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
News Release
A report on the IAEA is being released today in Vienna, Austria. Issued by CIGI and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance, the report by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay makes multiple recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, for strengthening and reform of the IAEA.

CIGI experts available for comment on G20 Summit in Los Cabos

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Media advisory
Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during next week’s G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico? CIGI G20 experts will be available for media interviews, from LosCabos and offsite, from June 16-20.

Balsillie School and CIGI co-host public event on media coverage of the Arab uprisings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
News release
For a better understanding of the emerging political and media issues in the Arab world, the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are presenting journalist Habib Battah in conversation with Middle East expert Bessma Momani, who is a CIGI senior fellow and BSIA professor.

Practical measurements urged for 12 new post-2015 Millennium Development Goals

Thursday, June 7, 2012
News Release
Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) require practical indicators – or else they will “remain purely aspirational and progress cannot be measured,” says a new conference report published by CIGI.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA to be presented at Chatham House in U.K.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Media Advisory
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 Chatham House on June 14, 2012 at 6 p.m. He will be introduced by Patricia Lewis, Director of International Security at Chatham House.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: major recommendations for IAEA reform to be presented in Vienna

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Media Advisory
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 the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on June 13, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. He will be introduced by Elena Sokova, executive director, VCDNP.