The debate on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals after their 2015 deadline is now underway in earnest. But in some ways, agreeing to the new goals is the easy part. Governments also need to reach agreement on how those goals will be delivered – a question that touches on both financing and policies in a much wider range of areas, like trade, migration, sustainability, technology, and global governance reform.
The debates surrounding the creation of a new development framework to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have progressed significantly over the last three months, but will only gain in momentum and complexity as 2015 draws closer. CIC’s new publication, What Happens Now? Taking the Post-2015 Agenda to the Next Stage, considers both the substance and process for current debates on the post-2015 agenda.
On August 28, 2013 the NYU Center on International Cooperation and the United Nations Foundation convened an informal meeting to discuss how best to advance the building stable societies agenda as part of the post-2015 framework.
The Center on International Cooperation's Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2013 is now available. The eighth in this series, launched in 2006, was published by Lynne Rienner and can be ordered at www.rienner.com.
The United Nations development system stands at a crossroads. It can either embrace the deep reform required to remain relevant to development in today’s global economy, or face the prospect of continued marginalization. Bruce Jenks and Bruce Jones explore the profound effects of twenty years of dramatic global shifts on development cooperation and the necessary changes required for the UN to adapt.
On November 21, 2013 the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI, hosted a seminar with Richard Gowan, Editor of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2013 and Associate Director at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a primary supporter of the Annual Review as part of its long-standing partnership with the Center on International Cooperation.
On August 24th, the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan and Timor-Leste, along with CIC, hosted a discussion on the role of conflict, peace, and security in the post-2015 development framework. The primary purpose of the meeting was to allow for an informal exchange among member states to foster a common understanding on building peace, tackling instability and promoting governance.
H.E. Mr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations
The five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – have gained on the world stage and their presence is being felt in every multilateral institution. Among them India – the world’s largest democracy with a burgeoning economy and a long history of engagement with the multilateral order – is of special significance. For BRICS watchers in general and anyone interested in the future of India in particular, twenty-two scholars of international repute have produced one of the most comprehensive volumes on India’s role in the evolving global order: Shaping the Emerging World.
Over the past decade the United States and the international community have funded an unprecedented private security industry in Afghanistan. Matthieu Aikins argues that with the expected decrease in international aid and changes in the national economy, future stability of Afghanistan depends on ensuring a political settlement among the country's diverse powerbrokers and networks.
Recent months have seen increasing interest in the idea that Rio+20 could be the launch pad for a new set of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs). But what would SDGs cover, what would a process to define and then implement them look like, and what would some of the key political challenges be? This short briefing sets out a short summary of current thinking on the issue, followed by thoughts about the way forward.
This most recent edition of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations covers a far wider range of missions than its predecessors. Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review provides analysis and detailed data on over 130 peace operations by the UN, AU, ECOWAS, NATO, EU, OSCE and OAS as well as ad hoc peacekeeping operations. Presenting the most detailed collection of data on global peace operations available, the Annual Review continues to inform policy-makers, academics, practitioners, the media, and stakeholders about trends in global peace operations and mission developments.
More and more of the world's poor live in places affected by chronic violence and conflict. These changing dynamics have profound implications for the way that development agencies and other international actors approach their work. Development in the Shadow of Violence: A Knowledge Agenda for Policy, by Bruce Jones and Molly Elgin-Cossart ; is part of a new Center on International Cooperation program, Securing Development.
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