The aim of this report is to document the prevalence of interpersonal violence and its associated costs in Switzerland, and to identify policies, programs, and recommendations to address the economic impact of violence in the country.
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 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
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.
Ahead of the policy brief expected from the UN Secretariat in June 2023, this piece provides a historical glance at past UN reforms, identifies the primary challenges and opportunities the UN and its member states face as they undergo this process, and looks forward to the key priorities that can be taken up from a realistic and practical perspective. Highlighted is how the New Agenda for Peace “provides a rare opportunity for the United Nations to examine and reflect upon the totality of the peace and security work of the Organization to uncover and better understand the synergies and contradictions of the existing processes and structures.”
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.
The double shock of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by an uptick in income and social inequalities. Looking across six areas—food and fuel shortages, inflation, debt distress, extreme climate-related events, and political unrest—there are very few countries that escape the reach of at least one crisis. New research from the Pathfinders team shows that in those countries for which complete data exists across six crises (90 in total), eight countries are at risk for being impacted by all crises at the same time. 72 out of these 90 countries (or 80 percent) are at high or moderate risk of suffering from at least three crises at the same time.
Explore our Areas of Expertise
This fall, the NYU Center on International Cooperation, with support from the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF’d) and its partners, will host a five-day hybrid conference with national and international experts in the data for peacebuilding and prevention ecosystem to facilitate peer-to-peer exchange and leverage emerging technologies and data science methods to tackle the growing challenges across the humanitarian-development-peace and climate nexus globally.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (hosted by NYU Center on International Cooperation), International IDEA, and the TAP Network, along with other Global SDG16+ Coalition partners, are delighted to invite you to the event on Delivering the SDGs Through Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16+) on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UNGA and the SDG Summit.
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