Launch of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance Final Report

Following over a year of preparations and more than 20 international consultations, the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, a flagship project of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center (Washington, D.C.), launched its Final Report on Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance from the Peace Palace in The Hague, “The City of Peace & Justice”

The Commission’s Co-Chairs, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim A. Gambari, presented the Commission’s chief recommendations. Commissioners Mayor Jozias van Aartsen (former Foreign Minister of The Netherlands) and Ambassador Michael Schaefer (BMW Foundation Chairman and former German Ambassador to China) also participated. The project has considered new frameworks for collective action on critical issues such as state fragility, climate governance, and the hyperconnected global economy.

Leading government, business, international civil society, members of the parliament, media and diplomatic representatives will be invited to participate, including the heads of the international courts and tribunals in The Hague.

The program also included a strong international media component. It sought to profile the strengths of the City of The Hague as a key international center for global policy and institutional reform discussions at the intersection of peace, security, and justice.

The launch took place in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace


  • Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
    Co-Chair, Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance
  • Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari
    Co-Chair, Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance
  • Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
    Mayor, The Hague and former Foreign Minister of The Netherlands
  • Ms. Ellen Laipson
    President and CEO, The Stimson Center
  • Dr. Abiodun Williams
    President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Mr. William Durch
    Senior Associate, The Stimson Center

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