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GLF Members Sign A Call to Defend Democracy

 Jun 25, 2020 5:00 AM

Twenty two GLF Members have signed International IDEA's Call to Defend Democracy which has been also signed by over 70 international institutions and a long list of distinguished leaders. The statement claims that the Coronavirus pandemic threatens the future of liberal democracy.

A full list of signatories is available here


GLF welcomes Supachai Panitchpakdi as a new Member

 Jun 22, 2020 6:00 AM

GLF recently welcomed Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi as a new Member and we are delighted that he accepted the Chairman's invitation.

He was Secretaray General of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2005 - 2013, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 2002 - 2005 and prior to that, he was the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand 1997 - 2000.


GLF welcomes new Member George Robertson

 Jun 8, 2020 6:00 AM

GLF is delighted that George Robertson as accepted the Chairman's invitation to join GLF as a Member.

He was Secretary of State for Defence 1997-99 before becoming Secretary General of NATO 1999-2004. After retiring from Political life, Lord Robertson became President of Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and Vice President of Westminster Foundation for Democracy.


GLF welcomes M. Hamid Ansari as a new Member

 Jun 5, 2020 8:00 AM

GLF is proud to announce that M. Hamid Ansari has accepted the Chairman's invitation to become a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation.

M. Hamid Ansari was Vice President of India, 2007 - 2017 and prior to that served as the Indian Ambassador to Australia, Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He also served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations between 1993 and 1995.


GLF Members sign second Letter to G20 Leaders

 Jun 1, 2020 3:00 PM

A total of thirty three GLF Members signed the follow up letter to G20 Leaders. The letter asks that Governments work together in a more coordinated way and that they develop both national and international infrastructure to build a new and more effective form of multilateralism which will improve the world's preparedness and capacity to react to the next crisis.

The letter was co-authored by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Swedish economist Erik Berglof, African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and our very own GLF Vice Chair, Helen Clark.

Moving forwards, they ask that G20 Leaders invest in 'green' infrastructure to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and Climate change agreements. They also ask leaders to think about a 'global growth target' as government's try to rebuild global trading relationships. Thirdly, they ask that in order to increase government revenue, leaders shouls work together in a coordinated approach to recover money lost to tax havens. 




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