Feb 13

Past Event

Managing Global Insecurity Advisory Group Meeting: Ditchley Park, UK



  • Multilateral Institutions Must Change

    Ashraf Ghani: The multilateral institutions face new challenges. As the context of multilateralism has changed in recent decades, these institutions also need to change.

  • Governments Must Work Together on Problems

    Jeremy Greenstock: Globalization''s redistribution of political and economic power necessitates that governments work together to reach shared answers to global problems.

  • African Poverty Greatest Threat to Multilateral Security There

    Ayo Obe: The greatest threat to multilateral security in Africa is the poverty of the population, especially the joblessness and attendant hopelessness among young African men.

  • Multilaterals Tasked with Managing Internal Affairs

    Madame Sadako Ogata: Multilateral institutions today are taxed with increasing requests from nations around the globe, often to assist these countries in managing their own affairs.

  • Importance of MGI Project

    Javier Solana speaks about the importance of the MGI project for its examination of the obligations of a sovereign state as it relates to other sovereign states, and to its own constituents.

    Javier Solana

  • Effective Multilateralism Imperative for Global Security

    Abraham Sofaer: Effective multilateralism is imperative for global security; the MGI project will address critical issues such as climate change, proliferation and strengthening the UN.


On February 13-14th, 2008, the Managing Global Insecurity (MGI) Project, with the generous support of the Finnish government in partnership with the Ditchley Foundation, held its fourth Advisory Group meeting at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, England.

The session brought MGI Advisory Group members together with experts and policy-makers from across Europe and from the United States to discuss priorities, challenges, and opportunities for a strengthened multilateral security system. In particular, the MGI Co-Directors presented their recommendations for how to strengthen multilateral responses across six 21st century transborder security threats – terrorism, nuclear proliferation, disease and bioterrorism, global poverty, climate change, and inter and intra-state conflict.

MGI also outlined their proposal for an expanded and re-conceptualized G8 - a new G16 – to create opportunities for pre-negotiation on global issues and for forging cooperative arrangements between the US and the major and emerging powers. The goal of the session, one of a series of international meetings and consultations which MGI is holding across diverse regions, was to garner feedback in order to ensure that the MGI project incorporates perspectives from the larger global community into its final recommendations.


February 13, 2008

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Ditchley Park


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