The world’s largest economies meet from 4-5 September in Hangzhou, China for the annual G20 summit. The agenda for the summit is ambitious, with four key issues underpinning the discussions: breaking a new path for growth; effective and efficient global economic and financial governance; robust international trade and investment; and inclusive and interconnected development.
The Hague Institute is actively involved in conducting policy-relevant research, developing practitioner tools and convening high-level events in many of the areas identified as pillars of the G20 Agenda, from achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals to enhancing food security and tackling poverty.
This spotlight page provides an overview of the Institute’s work relating to the summit’s agenda.
NEWS AND COMMENTARY
- G20: Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance | 30 August 2016
Dr. Abi Williams published a commentary in the G20 China 2016 Magazine on the need to develop comprehensive, global solutions to respond to the complex crises the world faces today. (Page 78)
- Preventing and Combating Child Labor and Trafficking | 27 July 2016
Hague Institute colleagues contribute to Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children’s Rights’ second meeting.
- African Women and International Climate Negotiations | 15 July 2016
Manuella Appiah calls for greater involvement of women in international climate negotiations, with the goal of achieving UN SDGs 5 and 13.
- Integrating Oceans Governance into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | 30 March 2016
Dr. Joris Larik and Monica Sanchez Groeneweg argue for an integrated approach to oceans governance that encourages synergies between institutions, governance regimes and development policies.
- Oceans Governance and International Law of the Sea: Closing the Gaps | 29 March 2016
Dr. Joris Larik and Laurie Morgan explore the gaps in the international law of the sea regime and how this affects food and employment resources relying on oceans.
- Human Development and Global Institutions: Critical to Advancing the 2030 Agenda Global Goals | 6 November 2015
This commentary argues for the integration of human development into global economic governance structures to enhance freedoms and the fulfillment of human rights.
- Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance | 16 June 2015
Humanity today faces a growing range of global problems that require urgent attention. The independent Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance published a report that provides targeted reforms that transcend national borders, and reach out to diverse stakeholders, including business groups, mayors, civil society, and local communities and cities.
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Security in Fragile States | 12 November 2015
This policy brief is based on ideas exchanged during the September 2014 conference on Business and Human Security co-hosted by The Hague Institute and SPARK.
- Climate Justice: Equitable and Inclusive Governance of Climate Action | 13 April 2016
This paper explores potential pathways for reform to make multi-level climate governance more fit for purpose.
- Geopolitics and Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean | 9 August 2014
This policy brief provides an overview of the main aspects that future EU policy planning on maritime security in the Indian Ocean must address.
- The BRICS Development Banks: A Partner for the Post-2015 Agenda? | 10 December 2013
This policy brief explains why the BRICS established a development bank and discusses how the envisaged institution may affect global governance.
- Curbing Illicit Financial Flows: The Post-2015 Agenda and International Human Rights Law | 12 February 2013
IFFs deprive governments in both developed and developing countries of resources that might otherwise be invested in public goods. This publication presents two policy recommendations.
- Global Oceans Governance Conference | 31 March – 1 April 2016
On March 31 and April 1, 2016, The Hague Institute organized a two-day conference on Global Oceans Governance. The conference featured four thematic panels addressing issues of maritime ecology in the age of climate change, the maritime dimension of sustainable development under the UN’s 2030 Agenda, threats to maritime security in the form of pirates and other criminal activity, and holistic approaches to maritime security and governance.
- Lecture by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan on The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy: Contribution to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda | 20 October 2015
Pitsuwan demonstrated the far-reaching impacts of this philosophy in promoting both sustainable development and global justice among people, governments and businesses.
- Roundtable – The Hague Dialogue ‘The Right to Food: International Peace and Justice and the Role of Cities’ – Milan, Italy | 24 September 2015
The aim of this roundtable was to determine whether a concrete agenda can be developed for realizing the Right to Food in the context of international peace and justice, with a special focus on the role of cities.
- Roundtable on the Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations | 10 July 2015
The Hague Institute hosted a public event on the Oslo Principles, which set out states’ legal obligations to mitigate climate change.
- International Research and Policy Workshop on Employment and Stability | 7 July 2015
A workshop with diverse stakeholders to identify priority areas and guide the implementation of the new research project Employment for Stability.
- Expert Roundtable on Countering Human Trafficking through Business and Human Rights (Ruggie) | 2 June 2015
The Hague Institute convened an expert roundtable to extract best practices from practitioners and experts in the private sector and academia for countering human trafficking.
- Panel Discussion on Countering Human Trafficking through Business and Human Rights (Ruggie) | 2 June 2015
The Hague Institute convened a public panel discussion to speak about best practices in the private sector and academia for countering human trafficking.
- The Hague Conference on Business and Human Security | 2 September 2014
This conference brought together high-level experts and practitioners to explore the nexus between the private sector and human security.
- Training: Private Sector Development for Employment and Stability | 13 January 2014
The Hague Institute organized a multi-day training session to deepen understanding of the correlation between private sector development, job creation and peace.
- Illicit Financial Flows and the Widening Poverty Gap | 21 November 2013
This expert roundtable sought to translate research on illicit financial flows into evidence-based policy with relevance for the private sector.
- Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance
The Hague Institute and the Stimson Center conceptualized a project built around a Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance to understand and address common global threats and challenges that require collaborative action at various levels.
- Employment for Stability
This project, funded by NWO, will analyze how economic variables and stability are interrelated and how aid interventions may improve both development and stability.
- World Migration, Sustainable Development and Global Justice
This project focuses on approaches and tools for the management of migration related to preventing and resolving conflict, promoting international peace and justice, and sustaining development and global partnerships.