The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security


Arria-Formula meeting on Water: peace and security by the UNSC
Organized by the Netherlands, on the 26th of October, this meeting aimed at strengthening global monitoring of developments relating to water quantity and quality. It underlined the need for timely information-sharing and early warning to the UNSC.
Global Hunger Index calls for climate action and political leadership
The 2018 Global Hunger Index has identified climate change as a key threat to continued progress in the fight against hunger, alongside conflict and poor governance. The report’s particular focus on forced migration and hunger describes a complex and “poorly understood” relationship, and calls for greater focus on the root causes and political responses to each.
Challenges for a Stable and Prosperous Democracy in Iraq
On 1 November, the Clingendael Institute and The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Netherlands organized the roundtable meeting entitled “Building a Stable and Prosperous Democracy in Iraq: Food Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Development’’, where participants discussed the political, economic and security situation in Iraq, and opportunities for future engagement.