This article is based on the Ryszard Kapuscinski Lecture given by Jan Pronk at the London School of Economics on February 16th, 2011. Sixty years after the birth of the new order in the mid 1940’s, Mr. Pronk questions where the world is today and points out the need to reform and strenghten international institutions in order to uphold global values. The integral text and a selection of some of the most significant parts of the lecture are published here.
The world needs common values and common institutions. Powerful institutions lacking shared values will breed disillusion and conflict. High moral values lacking strong insitutional protection will breed hypocrisy and exclusion (Jan Pronk).