This report presents evidence for violence prevention, with examples from South Africa and documents the enormous toll of violence in terms of both its health impact on mortality and morbidity, and its economic cost.
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.
Read our latest statement regarding the System Vulnerability of the Kivu Security Tracker here.
Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Protracted CrisesThe Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Protracted Crises program supports efforts to strengthen the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus for countries in crises as well as prevention initiatives, which focus on three critical areas of work—operationalizing prevention at the United Nations, data-driven approaches to peace, and the Good Peacebuilding Financing initiative.
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+ (the Sustainable Development Goal targets for peace, justice, and inclusion).
Promoting and Defending MultilateralismThe Promoting and Defending Multilateralism 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.
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.View Interactive Data
This policy brief aims to inform the process of elaborating the terms of reference of the new independent Institution on Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic and provides concrete and practical recommendations on how to integrate a mental health approach and provision of psychosocial support into these different elements of the Institution.
The United Nations secretary-general has advocated for UN assessed contributions for African-led peace support operations, prioritizing guaranteed, predictable funding for regional peace enforcement operations. This signals political support for the AU partnership, aiming to enhance effectiveness. As such, UN Security Council deliberations must take technical issues into account for a more effective response to African security challenges. Access to UN assessed contributions is beneficial but not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Seven Questions to Consider in Designing, Implementing, and Supporting Effective Nationally Led Violence Prevention Strategies
The upcoming Summit of the Future is an opportunity to establish a coherent vision for the role and the relevance of the UN in prevention—aligning approaches across different parts of the UN system—and to provide tailored-made packages and expertise for “member states seeking to establish or strengthen national infrastructures for peace,” as promised in the New Agenda for Peace.
In this CIC Perspective piece, authors examine the "state of play" at this year's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78), and discuss what success would look like at the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit taking place, along how we can create the necessary means for action.
This report analyzes the global state of play of SDG16+ while identifying tangible, cross-cutting solutions to advance its targets of peace, justice, equality, and inclusion universally.
Aid Strategies in ‘Politically Estranged’ Settings: How donors can stay and deliver in fragile and conflict-affected states
NYU Center on International Cooperation and Chatham House publish a new study, which draws together diverse experiences of situations where relations between donors and national authorities are estranged, as well as examples from other relevant fragile settings, to show how donors and multilateral organizations can design and deliver some forms of development assistance to meet urgent needs, prevent further social and economic disruption and increase resilience, without legitimizing unlawful regimes or fueling further conflict, human rights abuses or large-scale corruption.
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