Launch event: Common Security 2022

Common Security 2022, informed by a high-level advisory commission made up of a diverse group of people from every continent, was formed to create a “blueprint for survival” in a new age of world instability.

Date Time Platform
21 April 13:00 - 14:30 CEST Facebook, YouTube, in person

The world stands at a crossroads. The choice is between an existence based on competition and aggression or one rooted in peace and common security. Humanity faces the existential threats of nuclear war, climate change and pandemics. How we respond to these threats will define our very survival.

Our world order faces severe challenges. The common systems and structures needed to provide security, combat poverty and inequality and prevent human suffering are inadequate, and frequently violated or ignored. The future of humanity depends on us fixing our struggling global order.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Olof Palme’s Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues. Now, in 2022, Russian aggression against Ukraine is a reminder of what can happen when the world order fails. It is time to consider whether Palme’s concept of common security can help bring us back from the brink.

The report, Common Security 2022, builds on the work of the Palme report and shows the way forward.

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If you wish to attend on site in Stockholm, register via this form (The number of seats is limited):


  • Presentation of the report Common Security 2022: Anna Sundström, Secretary General, Olof Palme International Center
  • Common Security – Challenges of Today’s World:
    - Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
    - Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
    - Sean Conner, Deputy Executive Director, the International Peace Bureau
    - Moderator: Anna Sundström
  • Voices from the High-Level Advisory Commission
  • Common Security - A Blueprint for Future Survival:
    - Stefan Löfven, former Prime Minister, Sweden
    - Rosaline Marbinah, Special Representative on Youth and Security, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    - Trisha Shetty, CEO, SheSays, and President, Steering Committee, Paris Peace Forum
  • Closing Remarks – Philip Jennings, President, the IPB

This event is organised by the Olof Palme International Center, the ITUC and the IPB.