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Friday, December 2 • 09:00 - 11:00
Global Standards for Global Stability: Can a Common Understanding of Responsible Defence Governance Contribute to Stability and Peace in the World?

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The creation of global standards has been successfully implemented in different complex sectors. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), for example, established principles of good governance for the extractive industries and led to the creation of robust internal and external monitoring mechanisms. While the EITI has not been free of criticism, the multi-stakeholder approach, and the creation of global standards for transparent payment has been proven effective, with 49 implementing countries.


Global standards are meaningful in other areas, too. The tripartite International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a strong example of how a multi-stakeholder international organisation has been used to establish international norms around questions of decent work.

More significantly, and however imperfect the implementation, the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights has established a set of norms, around which the vast majority of the international community has coalesced, and provides civil society groups with a clear principle against which to judge their national governments. The reputational cost of non-compliance with the UNHR has become a source of major embarrassment for many governments and led external actors to exert greater pressure for reform.

It surprised many government and civil society representatives alike that not even basic standard exist for a sector as important as defence. Failures in governance in defence have serious implications for both domestic and global peace and stability. A lack of transparency and accountability can lead to the cross misuse of power and ultimately violent domestic responses as we have seen in a range of countries such as Egypt. At the same time, when the intentions behind the rapid build-up of military capability are opaque and public oversight is weak, the result can be regional arms races, mistrust and tensions.

This panel will discuss shared expectations of responsible military governance and examine what potential might come from formalising those expectations internationally.

Moderators
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Katherine Dixon

Director, Transparency International – Defence and Security
Katherine Dixon joined Transparency International’s Defence & Security Programme (DSP) as Programme Director in March 2015. Katherine is a former British diplomat. Her last role in government was as Private Secretary to the British Foreign Secretary. She has a background working on arms control issues and nuclear proliferation. Prior to that, she spent several years posted in China, and has also worked as a political analyst in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr Alberto Bin

Director: Integration, Partnership and Cooperation, NATO, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
Dr. Alberto Bin is Director, Integration, Partnership and Cooperation in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development and implementation of a number of NATO’s defense institution building programs in support of partnership and cooperation with all non-NATO nations. Prior to that, Dr. Bin was Head of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Global... Read More →
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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Eduardo Bohórquez es Director de Transparencia Mexicana, capítulo de Transparencia Internacional en México. En 2009 diseñó el "Mecanismo de Participación Social en Guarderías" y que en 2015 obtuvo uno de los reconocimientos del Premio de Gobierno Abierto. Recientemente coordinó el libro "Opening Parliaments", sobre la apertura de los Congresos en el mundo. Es miembro del Consejo Asesor de Datos Abiertos del Gobierno de México y de la... Read More →
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Mariana Martínez Cuéllar

Vice Minister, Colombian Ministry of National Defense
Mariana Martinez Cuéllar was named Vice Minister of Defense for Strategy and Planning in August 2015.  Previous to this appointment, she served in the public sector as Director of Information Management at the National Legal Defense Agency and Sub-Director of Security and Justice at the National Planning Department. Additionally, Mariana has been a consultant in various organizations such as the Justice Ministry of International... Read More →
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Gladwell Otieno

Executive Director, Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG)
Gladwell Otieno is the founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), a governance and anti-corruption civil society organisation based in Kenya. AfriCOG also convenes the influential network, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice that advocates for and monitors progress on constitutional implementation and accountability in Kenya. She  has provided expert advice to international institutions such as... Read More →
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Jens Paulus

Executive Director, Ernst and Young
Jens Paulus is Executive Director at Ernst and Young (EY) in Berlin. He is responsible for the area of Government Transformation within the team of Integrity and Compliance. Through this, EY supports governments all over the world to tackle the issue of corruption, as well as promoting transparency and integrity within state administration. Prior to that Jens Paulus was head of the North America and Europe Department of... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →

Rapporteur
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Amira El-Sayed

Project Manager - Networks, Transparency International - Defence and Security
Amira is Transparency International - Defence and Security’s Project Manager - Networks, and is responsible for building and coordinating the network of TI chapters working on defence anti-corruption. She is currently driving TI-DS’s campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, she ran TI DS’s Africa Programme and before that was a member of the Transparency International Secretariat... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 09:00 - 11:00
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