The approval of a framework for the financing of African Union (AU) peace support operations by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on December 21, 2023, with the adoption of resolution 2719, represents significant progress in the development of the UN-AU partnership in peace and security as well as a commitment from the Security Council to support the adequate, predictable, and sustainable financing of AU-led PSOs.
Multilateral Action to Prevent Crisis and Build Peace, Justice, and Inclusion.
The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) is a non-profit research center housed at New York University. For over two decades, CIC has been a leader in applied policy that links politics, security, justice, development, and humanitarian issues.
CIC programs work towards the prevention of new crises and promotion of peace, justice, and inclusion through thematic and regional/country-based programs.
Congo Research GroupThe Congo Research Group (CRG) was founded in 2015 to promote rigorous, independent research into the violence that affects millions of Congolese. Today, CRG’s bilingual research aims to explain the complicated interplay among politics, violence, and political economy in the Congo to a wide audience.
Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Protracted CrisesThis program supports efforts to prevent the outbreak of violence; to advance reforms to enhance the effectiveness of United Nations peace and security efforts; and to strengthen the nexus between humanitarian response, development assistance, and peacebuilding in countries grappling with protracted crises.
Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive SocietiesCo-founded in 2017 and hosted by CIC, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies initiative is a high-ambition, multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together 46 United Nations member states and over 100 partners, from international organizations and civil society, to the private sector, committed to accelerating the delivery of SDG16+.
Promoting and Defending MultilateralismThis program was born out of the awareness that collective action is crucial to address twenty-first century challenges, from conflict and economic instability to global health and climate threats. It aims to provide deeper understanding, independent perspectives, and expert analysis to assist stakeholders and decision-makers seeking to strengthen the United Nations and other key multilateral institutions.
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This policy brief examines the path forward for United Nations peace operations in light of the current challenges, lessons learned from the past decade, and available opportunities.
CIC's annual 2023-2024 analysis outlines takeaways from the previous year and key trends for the new year. Notably, it delves into major global conflicts impacting international peace, lesser-known trends, and economic disparities. Additionally, it explores prospects for 2024, including potential peace breakthroughs and advancements in revamping outdated multilateral approaches.
Submissions for the Summit of the Future were requested at the end of 2023. CIC developed and submitted a short input on financing and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This note lays out our rationale and narrative concerning financing for development.
The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University is pleased to share our Annual Report 2022-2023, which covers the activities and achievements of CIC from October 2022 through September 2023–highlighting key developments and challenges from the past year.
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We’re looking forward to joining colleagues at this week’s Fragility Forum in Washington D.C. Join in-person or follow us online at the following events to hear CIC experts discuss donor engagement in politically estranged contexts, conflict prevention, and strengthening collaboration between international financial institutions.
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