Royal Address by IDFR’s Royal Patron, 11 July 2012
“… the idea of a Commission on Global Governance for the 21st Century. I believe it is an idea whose time has come.”
His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, the Crown Prince of Perak Darul Ridzuan, graced the Institute with his presence earlier today to deliver a Royal Address entitled Challenges of Global Governance and the New Era of Diplomacy. The Royal Address was the first by His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah since he consented to become IDFR’s Royal Patron in July 2011.
In his Royal Address, His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah spoke, among others, on the idea of a Commission on Global Governance for the 21st Century, which is “perhaps best pursued in collaboration with dedicated partners of like mind in other parts of the world. Such an initiative would then be representative of a truly universal endeavour.”
In addition to the Royal Address, a closed-door Round Table Discussion was held with the participants of the IDFR’s Master Programme and the Diploma in Diplomacy 2012. The discussion provided opportunities for the exchange of ideas and thoughts on global governance as well as international relations issues between the two groups of participants and His Royal Highness Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah.