First workshop of ‘The Hague Initiative on Global Governance’

The Hague Institute for Global Justice organized the first workshop of ‘The Hague Initiative on Global Governance‘ from 26-28 April 2012 in close cooperation with our partners the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael.

With an open agenda to inspire a debate, we could adequately listen to and be informed by representatives of think tanks and universities from the BRICS countries as well as from Turkey, Indonesia, the US and the EU. We started to draft a common agenda with research as well as outreach, leading to a second meeting in November to be jointly hosted with Observer Research Foundation (ORF, New Delhi, India).

The three year process will follow two tracks, as such to form the basis of the New Delhi meeting in November. Under the first track, we will emphasize the mapping out of different interests and values. Under the second track, concept papers will be discussed on pertinent topics pertaining to three main issues with global governance. First, power and burden sharing in the context of global governance. Second, the idea of relational governance as a means of emphasizing the development of partnerships in the international arena over negotiations of stakeholder interests. Third and last, regional groupings and the rise of the non-state actor at the global governance arena.

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