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Redefining Global Security
IES Co-organises Symposia on the State of the World 2005
1 March 2005
On the theme of "Redefining Global Security", the 2005 State of the World report published by the Worldwatch Institute in Washington explores the underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources.
The report was the subject of two symposia co-organised by the Institute for Environmental Security at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 28 February and at the European Parliament in Brussels on 1 March 2005. Each event was attended by over 80 participants including European government and developing country embassy officials, MEPs, EC experts, academic, business and NGO leaders and journalists.
Featured speakers in The Hague included Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation, Agnes van Ardenne and State Secretary for the Environment, Pieter van Geel. In Brussels, key remarks were delivered by Leo Michel, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. and Tom Spencer, Former head of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy and Senior Advisor to the IES.