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Development Ends Poverty

November 29, 2017

Development as End of Poverty: Reform or Reinvention?

Global Governance Discussion Series

This event explored why poverty reduction is the ultimate goal of development. Elham Sayedsayamdost asked, “Why do we focus on poverty as opposed to other problems such as inequality? And what are the results of the focus on poverty reduction?” One reason offered is that the focus on poverty didn’t threaten any existing interests, didn’t call for a reform of institutional organizations, and... more

Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

November 29, 2017

Rebalancing the G-20 from Efficiency to Legitimacy: The 3G Coalition and the Practice of Global Governance

Global Governance Discussion Series

This event looked at the role of small states in global governance institutions. The speakers began by explaining a shift in world politics toward more informality,.

Assessing the UN Security Council

November 29, 2017

Assessing the UN Security Council: A Concert Perspective

Global Governance Discussion Series

An alternative approach to assessing Security Council effectiveness presents itself if the body is thought of less as an instrument for providing global security and more as a grouping of the major powers.

Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding

November 29, 2017

Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding: Discourse vs Operationalization

Global Governance Discussion Series

In principle, the UN is committed to local ownership in its peace operations in post-conflict states.

U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo

November 29, 2017

Can Elected Members Make a Difference in the UN Security Council? Australia’s Experience in 2013-2014

Global Governance Discussion Series

The UN Charter gives the Security Council the extraordinary function of being responsible for international peace and security. Although the Permanent Five members are disproportionately powerful, there is scope for elected members to influence the decision-making processes during their two-year terms. The E10 have more leverage than they presume.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Mohr, Department of Defense

November 29, 2017

Can Elected Members Make a Difference in the UN Security Council? Australia’s Experience in 2013-2014

Global Governance Discussion Series

The UN Charter gives the Security Council the extraordinary function of being responsible for international peace and security.

Un Secretary General

November 29, 2017

The Secretary-General We Deserve: Towards an Open and Transparent Selection

Global Governance Discussion Series

Since the UN’s inception, the permanent five members of the Security Council (China, France, Russian, the United Kingdom and the United States) have chosen the candidate in secrecy and, without exception.

World Economic Forum

November 29, 2017

The UN Secretary-General We Deserve: Towards an Open and Transparent Selection

Global Governance Discussion Series

For the first time in the history of the United Nations, candidates for Secretary-General are running publicly for election.

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