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Launch of the ICM Final Report in ViennaRead more

Has the United Nations system sufficiently adapted to the challenges of the 21st century world? If not, how does it need to change? These were the central questions addressed during the launch of the summary report of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM), entitled “Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and its Future," which was held in Vienna on December 14 at the (...)

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  • ICM Convenes Ambassadorial Board Geneva MeetingRead more

    The meeting of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism’s Geneva-based Ambassadorial Board took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Geneva on September 11. The meeting was chaired by the Right Honorable Kevin Rudd, Chair of the ICM.
    Mr. Rudd welcomed the members of the Ambassadorial Board indicating this would be the first of two meetings over the course of the next six months. The purpose of the meeting was to present to the Ambassadorial Board the ICM’s outputs thus far and seek (...)

  • ICM Holds Ambassadorial Board Vienna MeetingRead more

    The meeting of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism’s Vienna-based Ambassadorial Board took place at the International Peace Institute in Vienna on September 10. The meeting was chaired by the Right Honorable Kevin Rudd, Chair of the ICM.
    During his remarks, Mr. Rudd welcomed the members of the Ambassadorial Board, indicating this would be the first of two meetings over the course of the next six months. The purpose of the meeting was to present to the Ambassadorial Board the ICM’s (...)

  • ICM Briefs African Regional Group Read more

    On February 26th, Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the UN’s African Group about the ICM and its work. This was the last of a series of briefings which the Commission held during the month of February to inform UN regional groups about its vision for an effective multilateral system.
    “The system is increasingly under fatigue on several fronts,” Mr. Rudd said. “These are very objective symptoms of crisis, and we have a collective and moral responsibility (...)

  • ICM Briefs UN Delegates from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and OthersRead more

    ICM Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Eastern European and Western European and Others groups on February 17th and 19th, respectively.
    The two briefings followed two earlier meetings with representatives from the GRULAC and Asia-Pacific Groups as part of an effort by the ICM to inform UN member states about the newly launched initiative and its objectives.
    “The current global order is under genuine systemic challenges on multiple levels, and it (...)

  • Slovak FM Lajčák: Ability to Listen Is Key to Effective MultilateralismRead more

    Sharing his views on topics ranging from the crisis in Ukraine and the role of women in peace processes to the changing role of the UN, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia said that the key ingredient to a successful multilateralism is “the ability to listen to each other, the kind of listening when you understand even if you might disagree.”
    Mr. Lajčák was speaking to an IPI audience on February 13th on the topic of “The United Nations in an Era of Uncertainty: Reinvesting in (...)

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