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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.

Our Impact

CIC programs work towards the prevention of new crises and promotion of peace, justice, and inclusion through thematic and regional/country-based programs.

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Congo Research Group

The 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.
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Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Protracted Crises

This 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.
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Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Co-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+.
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Promoting and Defending Multilateralism

This 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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A Look at the Data

Data-driven insights is an integral part of our programs. Our data tools support peer organizations, researchers, policymakers, and other institutions in their work.

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