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GLF Annual Meeting 2019

 Apr 23, 2019 3:00 AM

GLF Annual Meeting 2019 was held outside Dublin 04-07 April 2019. A total of 125 people participated, including 23 GLF Members and 32 Members of the International Council. Fourteen partner organisations with whom GLF is working also participated.

The programme included plenary discussions titled "Strategic Perspectives on a Changing World" and "Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?"


GLF appoints Chester Crocker as Vice Chairman

 Apr 9, 2019 5:00 PM

At a recent meeting in Dublin, GLF Members appointed GLF Member Chester Crocker as its new Vice Chairman.

Chester Crocker takes over from Joe Clark who stands down after having served as Vice Chairman since 2010.

As US Assistant Secretary of State from 1981-89, Chester Crocker led the diplomacy that produced the peace treaties signed by Angola, Cuba, and South Africa in 1988. These agreements resulted in Namibia’s independence and the withdrawal of foreign forces from Southern Africa.


GLF welcomes Chandrika Kumaratunga as Patron

 Apr 9, 2019 4:00 PM

GLF is delighted that Chandrika Kumaratunga has agreed to become a Patron of the Foundation. 

Chandrika Kumaratunga was President of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2005 during which time she oversaw the privatization of many state enterprises, the enactment of laws to tackle state corruption and the pursuit of a free market economy with a human face. She also tried to move relations with the Tamil Tigers from confrontation to negotiated peace.

She served as a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation from 2012 to 2018.


GLF Member Cassam Uteem joins Global Commission on Drug Policy

 Apr 9, 2019 4:00 PM

GLF congratules Cassam Uteem on becoming on a Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (DCDP).

The organisation is opposed to the so-called “war on drugs” – the global effort, spearheaded by the United States (US), to combat illegal drug use through increasing penalties, enforcement, and incarceration.  Rather, the organisation advocates for drug policies based on scientific evidence, human rights, public health and safety, for all segments of the population.

Cassam Uteem served as President of Mauritius from 1992 to 2002 and is known for having relentlessly promoted his country's "Unity in Diversity" policies which succeeded in establishing national unity and a stable inclusive democracy in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society."



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