Buryatia Republic 2030 Roundtable

29 Jan

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The Buryatia Republic, part of the former USSR, responsible for 25% of the world’s fresh water supply, held a 2030 future roundtable discussion at the Buryatia Republic office in Moscow. The discussion was ‘fascinating’ as there were insights from the world stage inclusion of international strategy and from a range of domestic perspectives; the Buryatian […]

‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ Public Discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

29 Jan

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Cat has been invited as a panelist to ‘Mapping the Path to 2030: Policy Instruments for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, a public discussion at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on 3 February, 1pm – 2:30pm in association with the School of International Futures and the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative. With 70 participants […]

International Migrants Day 2015

18 Dec

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“On International Migrants Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to shape diverse and open societies that provide opportunities and lives of dignity for all migrants.” Ban Ki-moon Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalisation, together with advances in […]

The critical role of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

25 Nov

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September’s adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, provided the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development’s quarterly newsletter with a focus on SDG 16, which aims to “ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.” Cat contributed to this with the publication: The critical role of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in implementing […]

Sustainable Development Goal Evidence at the International Development Committee

25 Nov

Recently, Cat gave written evidence to the Parliamentary International Development Committee discussing linking Sustainable Development Goals with Open Government Partnership. The paper argues that two factors of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16: “responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making” as well as “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions” are essential for the achievement of the SDGs. The SDG framework showcases a […]

GTF 2015. Women: The New Capital

19 Nov

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Cat was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Global Transformation Forum in Malaysia by organisers Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Department. The forum was the first of its kind providing a high-level platform for dialogue discussing how global transformation can effectively take place and operationalising that […]

The Future of Diplomacy

1 Apr

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New Tools for a New Global Order The international environment is changing rapidly as new technologies shape and enhance the engagement of both state and non-state actors. At the same time, the relative decline of US hegemony has driven instability and conflict, from which old geopolitical agendas have re-emerged.  Diplomats and Diplomatic Services, under ever […]

Public Service Excellence Post-2015

14 Mar

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What Lies Ahead for Public Services: Public Service Excellence and Post-2015 Development Agenda In keeping with our focus this weekend on the Post-2015 agenda, another event worth reflecting on was the workshop ‘Public Service Excellence for the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ which brought together over 80 participants from 33 countries. Co-sponsored by the UNDP Global Centre […]