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Global Governance & International Regimes

Since 1945, the United Nations has served as the cornerstone for international diplomacy. Stimson experts provide analysis to guide the U.N. to reduce risks in conflict-affected states, strengthen international justice, and address existing security gaps in global governance.

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Current Research

May 4, 2016

To strengthen the intellectual foundations for this project and inform the work of the Commission in crafting its reform agenda, The Hague Institute and The Stimson Center have commissioned more than 20 background papers to be authored by the members of the Commission’s Research Team. READ MORE

May 4, 2016

The Commission Report launch has generated, thus far, over 430 media-related stories (print, TV, and radio) in 30 countries and 9 languages across 6 continent. Click here for READ MORE

April 29, 2016 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

Peacekeeping is one of the cornerstones of the United Nations and was, is and will be an essential tool for creating lasting peace in war-torn societies. READ MORE

December 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Civil war has raged in South Sudan for two years. Horrific atrocities continue to be committed against the civilian population by both primary parties to the conflict as UNMISS has struggled to protect civilians within and beyond its protection of civilians (POC) sites. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

IN 1997, MORE than one hundred government delegations and nongovernmental organizations gathered in Ottawa. The occasion was to sign a treaty comprehensively banning the use of land mines against humans — the Mine Ban treaty, as it is known. READ MORE

September 21, 2015 | EXPERT: Jenna Stern

Despite the recent signing of a peace agreement to end more than a year and a half of civil war, South Sudan remains plagued by insecurity. READ MORE

September 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

An economy does not grow easily in the midst of a crossfire. The United Nations opens its 70th session on September 15, and later this month diplomats are poised to adopt a new approach to global development. READ MORE

June 29, 2015 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

This fall the United Nations will celebrate its 70th birthday. As for most 70-somethings, the commemoration evokes nostalgia for a more idealistic time, reflections on creaky joints and renewed hopes for the future. READ MORE

June 18, 2015

Earlier today at the Peace Palace in The Hague, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari present Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, the pathbreaking new Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. READ MORE

June 16, 2015 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari present Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, the pathbreaking new Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance.  READ MORE

June 16, 2015

Twelve Key Reform Proposals are detailed in Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, the pathbreaking new Repo READ MORE

March 17, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

In 2000, diplomats at the United Nations adopted eight development goals aimed at poverty reduction, education, nutrition, gender equality and safeguarding the environment in the world’s poorest countries. READ MORE

February 12, 2015 | EXPERT: Jenna Stern

United Nations peacekeepers help people living in the most volatile regions of the world emerge from conflict in the hope of a better future. READ MORE

January 26, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , STAFF: Fairlie Chappuis

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo directly resulted in the deaths of 860,000 people, mostly civilians, over the period 2007–2010. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

“We can no longer afford to minimize or ignore the contributions of women and girls to all stages of conflict resolution, peace-making, peace-building, peacekeeping and reconstruction processes. Sustainable peace will not be achieved without the full and equal participation of women and men.”  READ MORE

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