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2005: make or break for global governance

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Gareth Evans, former Australian foreign minister and member of the of the UN secretary general's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, will explore the future of global governance in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Friday 18 February.

Gareth Evans was a member of the of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, whose report A More Secure World: our shared responsibility was published in December 2004.

He is president of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, an independent multinational non-governmental organisation with over 100 full-time staff on five continents which works, through field-based analysis and high-level policy advocacy, to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

Mr Evans was the Australian foreign minister from 1988-1996, when he was best known internationally for his roles in helping to develop the UN peace plan for Cambodia, bring to a conclusion the international Chemical Weapons Convention, found the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and initiate the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Professor Lord Desai will chair this event.

2005: make or break for Global Governance is on Friday 18 February at 12 noon in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This is a Centre for the Study of Global Governance| lecture, taking place with the support of the United Nations Foundation|.

Press cuttings

Independent
Gareth Evans: Only the UN can sanction the use of military force (21 Feb 05)
Article on a speech held by Gareth Evans, president of the International Crisis Group at LSE on the UN's role in sanctioning military force worldwide.

9 February 2005

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