Global Governance

  • Dakar – Dinner-Debate of Implementation of the Network of Parliamentarians for the Management of Mineral Resources (RGM) 14 October 2016 The president of the Bridge Tank, Joël Ruet, was invited as a keynote speaker at a dinner-debate on the topic « The Challenges of Mineral Resource Management » in Dakar, Senegal on the 30th of September. The purpose of this evening was the launching of the Network of Parliamentarians for Management… Lire la suite
  • How Eastern Europe’s Right Deprived the World from Its First Female UN Secretary-General 13 October 2016 “As a Western European male and a Socialist, I should incidentally be very pleased with the election of Antonio Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General.After all Mr. Guterres is a seasoned diplomat, who masters several languages, and was able to gain the support of all the Security Councilmembers ,not a… Lire la suite
  • Inaugural Dinner for the Launch of the InnovaCOP Platform in the Presence of Madam Minister El Haite 4 October 2016 On September 28th, The Bridge Tank organized a dinner to launch the InnovaCOP platform at the Maison des Polytechniciens, in the heart of the 7th Arrondissement of Paris. Ms. Hakima El Haite, Deputy Minister of the Environment in Morocco, was present at the event, which brought together several renowned guests:… Lire la suite
  • On Europe, the UN Security Council and the race for next UN-SG 12 September 2016 The UN Security Council vote on Friday and the events of this weekend have suddenly turned the UN Secretary-General election from a marathon race into a sprint finish, with more twists and turns to come. Contrary to Ban Ki-moon’s election ten years ago, the race remains vivid. But the running… Lire la suite
  • Guangzhou – Pre-G20 Meeting Senegal-China 5 September 2016 El Haj Kassé, Minister-Counsellor of the Senegalese President Macky Sall and Board Member of the Bridge Tank, was a member of the Senegalese presidential’s delegation which arrived in Hangzhou,China, for the upcoming G20 Summit on September 4th and 5th. President Macky Sall had a pre-G20 meeting with Chinese companies on… Lire la suite
  • Beijing – The dynamics of Innovation, Think20-G20 Summit 28 July 2016 The Bridge Tank joined the works of the G20-related Think 20 Summit and T20 Innovation Forum held by the China Science and Technology Exchange Center that will take place on July 30 in Beijing with the theme “Towards a Collaborative, Inclusive and Dynamic Global Environment”. It is organized with the support… Lire la suite
  • Tangier – MedCOP, towards a mediterranean environmental agenda 27 July 2016 The Bridge Tank participated at the MedCOP Climate Conference in Tangier, Morocco on the 18th and 19th of July, as part of the preparations for the COP 22. This year’s MedCOP conference was organised by the regional Council of the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima, it is the second conference of parties of… Lire la suite
  • Dakhla – Youth and sustainable development 24 July 2016 Joel Ruet convened a working session during the 4th edition of the International Youth Forum that took place from July 11th to July 14th in Dakhla, Morocco, under the high patronage of His Majesty The King Mohammed VI. It brought together 250 young people but also many political figures, researchers and… Lire la suite
  • Paris – Meeting France-Morocco in the French National Assembly 23 July 2016 Joel Ruet mentioned Morocco's role of model for the South as The Bridge Tank had the opportunity to take part in the France-Morocco Meeting on July 5, collectively organized by the France-Morocco group of the French National Assembly and the Morocco-France group from the Moroccan House of Representatives. The event… Lire la suite
  • Dar Es Salaam – Law, A Driver For Sustainable Development in Africa 22 July 2016 On the 1st and 2nd of June, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), an agency of the United Nations, will organise the first conference of its' programme "Achieving the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver for Africa's Sustainable Development".  The Bridge Tank, whose president… Lire la suite
  • Mrs. UN Secretary General : The Final Race Ticks In 20 July 2016 This year’s election process for the position of the next UN Secretary General is by far the most open and transparent in the UN’s history following 70 years of closed-door negotiating and secretive lobbying. On Tuesday for the first time, ten out of twelve candidates took part in two televised… Lire la suite
  • Davos – The Bridge Tank champions the Global South’s role in the Fourth Revolution 18 July 2016 At the 2016 Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, some 2,800 attendees took the opportunity to discuss the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Bridge Tank was there and quick to point out that this fledgling revolution was not the prerogative of the Global North. In our view,… Lire la suite
  • IDLO Forum: Achieving Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as an Engine for Africa’s Sustainable Development 16 June 2016 In Dar-es-Salam, IDLO (International Development Law Organization) organized a forum on June 1-2, 2016 on the theme "Achieving Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063: the Rule of Law as a Driver for Africa's Sustainable Development" with Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe.Mamadou Lamine Diallo, a member of the Senegalese Parliament, former Central… Lire la suite
  • For a COP22 of action, for a permanent stakeholder’s forum 10 June 2016 As the COP22 conference draws closer, most of the actors are getting impatient: everyone is waiting for the COP of action, from industry to civil society and the Moroccan presidency of the COP22 itself.  In this Op-ed published in L’opinion on the 10thof June 2016 , Joel Ruet (Chairman of the Bridge… Lire la suite
  • Paris – From the “pro-mitigation COP” to the “pro-adaptation COP” 16 December 2015 In the lead up to COP21, The Bridge Tank’s president Joël Ruet attended a dinner at the French Senate with Mrs Hakima El Haité, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment in Morocco, where COP22 will be hosted in 2016 and, in her words, “continue the line of COP21”. This dinner… Lire la suite
  • A Convenient Climate Justice : India’s Ambiguous Position 9 December 2015 As the COP21 conference draws closer, India is refusing to follow the open position of China and provide figures on emissions declines. The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, admitted that the government’s priority right now is on electricity access and poverty reduction, even though 13 of the 20 most polluted cities… Lire la suite
  • Meet the Prospective Next UN Secretary-General 1 October 2015 Global leaders are gathering in New York this week for the 70thregular session of the United Nations General Assembly, and the search for Ban Ki-moon’s successor is intensifying. Candidates will be needed who have experience in shepherding complex multilateral relationships, can be a bridge builder between the United States, Russia, and… Lire la suite
  • The Challenges Facing the Next UN Secretary General 22 July 2015 The first United Nations Secretary-General, Trygve Lie, knew what he was talking about when he described it as “the most impossible job on this earth”… The inherent difficulty of the Secretary-General’s job is the result of tensions built into the United Nations system, especially the gap between the high ideals… Lire la suite
  • Who Frames the Politics of Inclusive Growth? 16 October 2014 There has been an ongoing intellectual revolution concerning economic and development policies for the emerging world. Interestingly, this revolution is in fact driven and played out by the emerging world itself… For over a century the theories and policies of economic development in emerging economies were theorized, formulated, and dictated by… Lire la suite
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