Date(s) - Monday - Jun 14, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
COMMON SECURITY 2022: HIGH-LEVEL LAUNCH EVENT
In the face of climate change, unbalanced globalisation, crumbling disarmament treaties, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the decline of democracy – no single country can address the challenges of the modern world.
A new high-level global commission has been formed to tackle the risks to the contemporary world using the framework of Common Security.
The concept of Common Security emerged from the conclusion of a commission in 1982 led by the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. After 40 years, the time has come to reframe security and reimagine our world again. No single country can address the challenges of the modern world. The only true security is Common Security.
The new commission will present a far-reaching report for Common Security 2022 that will form a blueprint for survival in the face of extreme challenges: climate change, unbalanced globalisation, crumbling disarmament treaties, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the decline of democracy.
The project will be launched at a digital seminar streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Monday 14 June at 11.00 am – 12.30 pm (Stockholm time)
The event will include:
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will introduce Common Security.
Hans Dahlgren, Minister for EU Affairs and active in the secretariat of the Palme Commission will provide insights into the work of the previous Commission.
Six members of the new global high-level advisory commission:
• Sharan Burrow, Secretary General ITUC
• Kumi Naidoo, Global Ambassador, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity
• Saber Chowdhury, Member of Bangladeshi Parliament and Honorary President of Inter-Parliamentary Union
• Sean Conner, Assistant Coordinator International Peace Bureau
• Anna Fendley, Chair of the ITUC Youth Committee
• Rosaline Marbinah, OCSE Special Representative Youth and Security
In the next year, a number of flagship events will gather knowledge and perspectives with the aim of the commission publishing its report in April 2022.
The project is coordinated by the Olof Palme International Center, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Peace Bureau.