Author Archives: Georgios Kostakos

About Georgios Kostakos

Georgios Kostakos is Executive Director of the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) and an independent consultant on global challenges and sustainability, governance and UN affairs based in Brussels, Belgium. He holds an MA and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK), and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He served on the secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) as Senior Adviser and Acting Deputy Executive Secretary, and on many other positions at UN Headquarters in New York, UN field missions, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the University of Athens. He is passionate about Europe and the World, and strives for human well-being in peace, prosperity and justice.

Sustainability, Resilience and Public-Private Partnerships from a Global Governance Perspective

See summary of lecture on this topic delivered at Queen Mary, University of London on 12 March 2014. Available online at http://qmulcgl.blogspot.co.uk and http://www.foggs.org

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A vision for Europe

We often talk about a united Europe, as an ideal, without fully knowing what that would entail. There are many technical studies that expand on the details, but they cannot be easily understood and cannot inspire the imagination of the … Continue reading

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Irresponsible brinkmanship all around on Ukraine

Worrisome signs of the (re)emergence of a cold war between the West, mainly the US and the EU, and Russia are emerging over the issue of Ukraine. Political rhetoric is being ramped up, along with sanctions gradually introduced on the … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Resilience and Public-Private Partnerships from a Global Governance Perspective

Summary of lecture that I gave at Queen Mary, University of London on 12 March 2014.

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Disappearance in Ukraine: Looking for the EU under the rubble

The recent dramatic developments in Ukraine have led to the disappearance of its dismissed President Yanukovych, but also to another very apparent disappearance, that of the European Union. The US officials who earlier used a four-letter word to describe Europe’s … Continue reading

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Short-Termism: A Serious Problem for Global Governance

See my piece on this subject just posted on the website of The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

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Advancing the Right to Food: A Model to Emulate?

Can the approach successfully used to advance the Right to Food also be used to promote the future SDGs? See an analysis at http://bit.ly/1fhiHGf (Piece posted on the website of The Hague Institute for Global Justice.)

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The UN at 68 and sustainability

See my piece on “The UN at 68 and Sustainability” just posted on the website of The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

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Recent innovations at the United Nations: Are they enough?

See my piece on the subject at www.thehagueinstitute.org  

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On Syria and Egypt

See two pieces of mine recently posted on the website of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, on Syria and on Egypt.    

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