Sep 30

Past Event

Are Global Leaders Leading? Outcomes from the September Summits at the U.N.

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Days after world leaders wrapped up the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, a high-level meeting on Sudan, and the opening of this year’s General Assembly, critical questions remain. What was achieved and where will the United Nations, its agencies and members states go from here?

On September 30, the Managing Global Insecurity Project at Brookings hosted senior U.N. officials Nicholas Haysom and Robert Orr for a discussion of the outcomes and implications of these high-level meetings. Haysom and Orr addressed what these meetings mean for the world’s most pressing challenges, for the future of the United Nations and for further international cooperation on vital global issues. Senior Fellow Bruce Jones, director of the Managing Global Insecurity project, joined the panel.

Senior Fellow Ted Piccone, deputy director for Foreign Policy at Brookings, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. After the program, the speakers took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction and Moderator

  • Featured Speakers

    • Robert C. Orr

      Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning, Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations

    • Nicholas Haysom

      Director of Political Affairs, Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations

    • Managing Global Insecurity, Director, Center for International Cooperation, New York University" itemprop="jobTitle" /> <a href="">Bruce Jones</a>

      Director, Managing Global Insecurity

      Director, Center for International Cooperation, New York University


September 30, 2010

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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