GVI Publications, Networks and Resources

 You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it.
– Albert Einstein

The UN, the world’s most legitimate steward of universal values and convener of global actors, and other actors in the international system, have a special responsibility to lead the promotion and manifestation of humankind’s highest ideals.  Beyond political compromise and short-term interests, it must serve as the inspiration and model for compelling evolution towards greater wholeness, global community and shared well-being.


The Premise/Promise of Well-Being: Human Rights and the Case for Equality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Clarke, Alisa; International Human Rights and Justice, Summer 2016,

Organizational culture, system evolution, and the UN of the twenty-first century, Journal of International Organization Studies, Spring 2013 Vol 4

The Potential of the Human Rights Based Approach for the Evolution of the United Nations as a System Human Rights Review, June 2012, Vol 13, Issue 2

Joy, Leonard (2011)  How Does Societal Transformation Happen?  Quaker Institute for the Future Pamphlet 4

Carley, Joni (2010) Wisdom at Work  in Stepping Stones to Success, Tennessee, Insight Publishing

Mainstreaming the “Secret Society” of UN values proponents

State of the Vision – May 2008


Free Manual “How to be a UN/Global System change agent” – podcast with the Academic Council of the UN System

Organizational culture, system evolution, and the UN of the Twenty-First Century – podcast with the Academic Council of the UN System

Op-Ed: How Gender Values Point the Way for a More Effective UN

UN Aims at Major Global Conference on Women in 2015

Keynote address

International organizations – catalysts of global well-being: on the occasion of the Third International Assizes on Happiness in Sete, France, September 2012

GVI Network Conversations

GVI connects its network of over 3,000 diplomats, UN staff, academics, private sector and foundation personnel, and global citizens through its enewsletter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Below are some contributions – what do YOU say?

GVI Post2015

Will the Post-2015 Agenda be a game-changer?

GVI hosted thematic conversations on the likely values-related system shifts to be generated by this global effort.  We heard from experts, practitioners and citizens on its potential impact for all


“Do you think the post-2015 mechanisms for multi-stakeholder engagement will usher in new modes of inclusive global governance?
” Will the focus on global partnership mean more equitable and meaningful collaboration on development goals?”
“Will development be truly holistic or will economic concerns prevail? What would compel change?”

We interviewed a range of actors and share their perspectives below.

????????????????? Interview with Mrs. Tamssam Florence, Regional Delegate for the Woman and the Family,  Douala, Cameroon





Gerald Pachoud Interview with Mr. Gerald Pachoud, Principal Officer in the Strategic Planning Unit,  Executive Office of the Secretary-General 





Gemma Burford 2013  GVI interviewed Gemma Burford of the University of Brighton on values indicators for post-    2015.  See the blog here.






See the interview with Mr Sivasubramanian Mutusamy, Proprietor, Nameshop, and President of the Internet Society Chennai, ICANN, India




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Interview with Ms. Jenna Slotin, Deputy Director for the post-2015 Initiative, UN Foundation







Blog interview with Otto Spijkers, Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University




Interview with Professor Amr Abdalla, visiting professor of Peace and Conflict studies at the University for Peace and the Wesley Theological Seminary.


GVI produces publications on substantive issues from a values perspective, and linked to current events on the UN agenda. GVI also solicits and hosts articles by UN system actors, so you can hear your own voice in the conversation.

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