Expert Workshop on EU-UN Cooperation in Peacebuilding 25 March 2013
On 25 March 2013 GGI is hosting a confernece on the current state and prospects of EU-UN cooperation in peacebuilding. This one-day event aims to facilitate an awareness raising dialogue among key-stakeholders, including officials from both organisations, representatives from member states, as well as international experts, practitioners and scholars.
The Somali crisis and the EU
The Global Governance Institute latest publication is titled 'The Somali crisis and the EU: Moving onshore and committing to Somalia'. The analysis paper by Georg-Sebastian Holzer and Hubertus Jürgenliemk argues that a commitment to go ‘onshore’ is needed to prepare the future stability of Somalia. Photo copyright: UN Cartographic Section and EU NAVFOR Atalanta.
GGI Publication: Europe in the World
GGI is pleased to publish its new 'View from Practice' Paper by Belgian's Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Steven Vanackere. The paper analyzes the main challenges faced by the European Union in a changing global landscape. Vanackere calls for major improvements, such as an EU Military Headquarters and an improved European External Action Service.
Workshop: St Malo's Impetus for European Security and Defence
GGI co-organized with the University of Cambridge a high-level workshop on the track-record and future of European Security and Defence Policies - 15 years after the St Malo Declaration of 1998.
Climate Change and Security: Adapting the Discussion to the Evidence
"Climate Change and Security: Adapting the Discussion to the Evidence" is a Policy Brief by Thomas Abeling & Aaron Leopold, which argues that policymakers globally should work to address the proven, and urgent, human security implications of climate change, rather than its unclear implications on violent conflict. Photo copyright: UN/ Phil Behan
Our work focuses on the work and impact of international institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Ad Hoc Tribunals and the Human Rights Council as well as on regional legal courts and human rights regimes.
Forward Studies and Innovation
In a rapidly changing world we believe the most valuable gift we can leave future generations is the ability to deal confidently with unexpected situations. This means that from a young age we need to nurture each individual’s capacity to inquire, evaluate and solve emerging problems. We believe that strengthening these core processes is fundamental for a democratic, equal and sustainable world. Our primary focus is therefore to pioneer shifts in education policy that enable future generations to be more prepared for the issues of tomorrow in a world of global governance.
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The legitimacy and profitability of the global arms trade make arms control measures often difficult to realize. The prospective Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) aims to regulate the trade in conventional arms, rather than to limit or outlaw it. From 2 - 27 July 2012 the member states of the United Nations (UN) gathered in New York to participate in the UN Conference on the ATT. These four weeks of negotiations produced a draft treaty text, but no consensus could be reached on a final text for adoption. In this GGI Analysis, Katherine Prizeman and Niels van Willigen provide essential background and concrete recommendation for a last effort to negotiate a consensus treaty during the Final UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, scheduled to take place 18 - 28 March 2013. To download the GGI Analysis, please click here.
Download GGI Analysis Paper: 'The World Needs Carbon Taxes, Despite Troubled Economic Times' by Ryan Godfrey
Download GGI Policy Brief: The World Needs Carbon Taxes, Despite Troubled Economic Times: Summary for Policymakers
In the face of tepid economic growth and governments strained by excessive debt, this new GGI Analysis by Analyst Ryan Godfrey builds the case that carbon taxes are the most cost effective method for reducing emissions without government spending.
The GGI Analysis argues that countries should opt for carbon taxes over cap and trade schemes and provides suggestions for how implementation could occur.
With leadership and smart measures for overcoming adverse effects, countries that implement carbon taxes can spur domestic innovation and increase energy efficiency. The GGI Analysis discusses how to overcome major challenges and makes recommendations to policymakers on how and why to quickly and efficiently introduce carbon taxes. Download the Analysis Paper & Summary for Policymakers.
GGI co-organized with its partners the Global Action to Prevent War, the IES and Vesalius College an international workshop on "Follow-up to the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations: Further Options for the EU and Global Community". The workshop brought together the Chairman of the EU's Council Working Group on Arms Control (COARM), Members of the European Parliament, Permanent Representatives of EU member states and Civil society representatives for a frank exchange on lessons learned and future opportunities for the UN Arms Trade Treaty. For further information, click here.
GGI co-organized in December in Cambridge a workshop on the past lessons and future direction of the EU as a Global Security Actor. The two-day workshop on 'St Malo's Impetus for European Security and Defence: Much Ado Abour Nothing?!' brought together leading scholars, senior EU policy-makers, national diplomats and senior military leaders. Participants agreed that the EU has made significant advances during the last decade, but faces now serious challenges in terms of budgetary pressures and an increasing unwillingness of key member states to take on security responsibilities in the EU’s neighbourhood. Read more.
SHIRBRIG's Support to the African Standby Force: A view from Practice
EU-African Union Cooperation in Capacity-Building
The UN and Regional Organizations: The Need for Clarification and Cooperation
- House of Lords endorses GGI EEAS recommendations
- Workshop and Conference on UN-EU Peacebuilding 25 March 2013, Brussels
- GGI Analysis: 8 Concrete Proposals for the Arms Trade Treaty Conference
- GGI and University of Cambridge host workshop on EU Security Policy
- GAPW-GGI Workshop on the Future of a Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
- GGI teams up with Global Action to Prevent War
- New GGI Analysis: The World needs Carbon Taxes
- GGI Director briefed European Parliament on Security Sector Reform
- GGI Analysis: World needs Carbon Taxes, Despite Troubled Economic Times
- St Malo’s impetus for European Security and Defence: Much Ado about Nothing?!