Thursday April 21, 01.00 – 02.30 PM (Central European SummerTime)
The world stands at a crossroads. The choice is between an existence based on competition and aggression or one rooted in peace and common security. Humanity faces the existential threats of nuclear war, climate change and pandemics. How we respond to these threats will define our very survival.
Our world order faces severe challenges. The common systems and structures – needed to provide security, combat poverty and inequality and prevent human suffering – are inadequate, and frequently violated or ignored. The future of humanity depends on us fixing our struggling global order.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Olof Palme’s Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues. Now, in 2022, Russian aggression against Ukraine is a reminder of what can happen when the world order fails. It is time to consider whether Palme’s concept of Common Security can help bring us back from the brink.
The report, Common Security 2022, informed by a High-Level Advisory Commission, a diverse group of prominent people from every continent, builds on the work of the Palme report and shows the way forward.
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# Presentation of the report Common Security 2022, Anna Sundström, Secretary General, Olof Palme International Center
# Common Security – challenges of today’s world
Jan Eliasson, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Australia
Sean Conner, Deputy Executive Director, IPB, USA
Moderator: Anna Sundström
# Voices from High-Level Advisory Commission
# Common Security -a blueprint for future survival
Stefan Löfven, former Prime Minister Sweden
Rosaline Marbinah, OSCE Special Representative on Youth and Security, Sweden
Trisha Shetty, CEO, SheSays and President Steering Committee, Paris Peace Forum, India
# Closing Remarks – Philip Jennings, President, International Peace Bureau
The Launch Event is organised by Olof Palme International Center, ITUC and IPB.