Peace Operations 2018

Global Peace Operations 2018: Year in Review

 

Global Peace Operations 2018

The Arc of Protection

Toward a New International Refugee Regime

 

 

The Arc of Protection

The Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

SDG16 is the main goal for “fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence.”

A Call to Action to Change our World

UN Reform

Commentary and analysis from CIC

UN Reform

The Art of the Possible

MONUSCO's New Mandate

The Art of the Possible

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Partnerships and Sustaining Peace: Insights from the Work of Regional Organizations

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level General Assembly plenary meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

© UN Photo/Evan Schneider

As the UN works to operationalize partnerships to advance the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agendas, the work that regional organizations are already doing in terms of prevention and sustaining peace provides helpful insights. 

 

 

Jun 11, 2018
Amanda Lucey, Liezelle Kumalo

Background Paper: High-level Group on Justice for Women

Justice for Women

This paper has been prepared for the inaugural meeting of the High-level Group on Justice for Women (HLG), formed as part of the Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. The paper provides a starting point for the discussion of the HLG as it begins its work on ensuring prioritization of women’s justice concerns within the context of implementing and monitoring SDG 16.

Jun 05, 2018

Global Peace Operations 2018: Year in Review

A member of the Chinese Formed Police Unit deployed with UNMIL interacts with a girl in Liberia

This new report adds fresh analysis and insights into recent developments in peace operations, including operational, strategic, and financial challenges, debates over the values and practices to which peacekeeping should adhere, and progress – or lack thereof – made toward gender parity and geographical diversity among UN leadership.

May 31, 2018
Richard Gowan, Ryan Rappa

Justice for All: Challenge Paper for the First Meeting of the Task Force on Justice

Task Force on Justice

This challenge paper has been prepared for the first meeting of the Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. It identifies key challenges and gaps, and makes a clear case and recommendations for how to move forward to provide justice to people and communities outside the protection of the law. It ends with a call to action to translate recommendations into commitments and actions across the board. 

May 31, 2018
David Steven

Applying Sustaining Peace Workshop Series: The Liberian Transition and Lessons for Sustaining Peace

Traditional Liberian dancers perform during a farewell for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) organized by the NGO Liberia Crusaders for Peace in Monrovia.

© UN Photo/Albert González Farran

In February 2018, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, International Peace Institute, and NYU Center on International Cooperation convened a workshop on Liberia's ongoing transition process, relationships with the UN and other entities, and implications for sustaining peace in Liberia and other contexts going forward. 

Apr 16, 2018

The Politics of Security in Somalia

Soldiers of the Somali National Army (SNA) walk at dusk under a rising crescent moon near the outskirts of Afgooye, a town to the west of Somali capital Mogadishu.

 © UN Photo/Stuart Price

 

This new paper argues that Somalia's chronic instability and the pervasive threat posed by violent extremists should be addressed through a comprehensive approach to managing the politics of security. This includes implementing a common Somali vision of federal and state level security institutions that are shared, trusted, and capable. It also calls for attention to issues of injustice, impunity, and corruption with the Sustainable Development Goals - particularly SDG16 on peaceful, just, and inclusive societies - acting as concrete guideposts around which action could coalesce. 

Apr 10, 2018
Sagal Abshir, Michael Keating

The Path to HLPF 2019: From Ambition to Results for SDG16+

In July 2019, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will focus on ‘empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’ and review, amongst other goals, SDG16 (peaceful, just and inclusive societies) and SDG10 (reduce inequality)

In September 2019, the High-level Political Forum will be convened for the first time under the auspices of the General Assembly. At this quadrennial summit on the 2030 Agenda, heads of state and government will “provide high-level political guidance on the Agenda and its implementation, identify progress and emerging challenges and mobilize further actions to accelerate implementation.”

Read our challenge paper on how we can maximize the potential of the High-level Political Forum in 2019. 

Mar 15, 2018
David Steven

CIC's David Steven addresses the UN Economic and Social Council on Inclusion in the 2030 Agenda

In the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has recognized that fostering inclusive societies based on strong and transparent institutions is an indispensible requirement for sustainable development. To explore further collective action in addressing issues of participation and inclusion, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Special Meeting at UN Headquarters in May 2018 entitled Towards Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Societies through Participation of All.

In preparation for this Special Meeting, CIC Senior Fellow David Steven gave a speech on "Knowledge for Social, Economic and Political Inclusion", highlighting the centrality of Inclusion in the 2030 agenda and the Pathfinders program. Read the full speech here. 

Mar 12, 2018
David Steven
2030 Agenda

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Programs in Focus

  • China-U.S. Cooperation in Central and South Asia

    This publication examines the main cooperation fields between China and the US in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the post-NATO period. In doing so, this study looks at the initiation of various bilateral joint projects as a distinctive turning point in China-US relations. It argues that existence of such bilateral projects and cooperation in this region does not only produce added value for the countries in question but also have the potential to enhance the mutual relations between China and US. This study also reveals the main common priorities and practices between China and the US and concludes that they have a partial convergence in their attitude towards the infrastructure projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • All the President's Wealth: The Kabila Family Business

    For the past 20 months, the Congo Research Group has documented the vast and eclectic business portfolio of Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and his family. This report presents our conclusions, based almost entirely on legal documents.

    You can find the whole report and examine the underlying documents here

  • The Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: A Call to Action to Change our World

    The roadmap was developed by the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a group of member states, global partnerships, international organizations, and other partners.

    It is available in English, French, and Spanish. For a summary, see the overview and presentation.

    The Pathfinders group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland, with support from the Center on International Cooperation.

  • Global Peace Operations Review

    The Global Peace Operations Review is a website providing analysis and data on the spectrum of issues surrounding global peace and security, including civilian-led peacemaking and peacebuilding as well as uniformed peacekeeping by the United Nations, regional organizations and ad-hoc coalitions. The site’s objective is to contribute to the effectiveness of all peace operations.

    We seek to provide the most comprehensive overview of multilateral contributions to conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In doing so, we seek to integrate thematic and cross-cutting issues including, but not limited to, the women, peace and security agenda and countering violent extremism.

  • The United States, India and Iran: Managing a Delicate Balance

    The India-U.S. relationship is presently stronger than at anytime in their history. The twin summits – less than six months apart – in September 2014 and January 2015 between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have repaired, revived and revitalized the strategic partnership. Yet there remain several hurdles to deepening the relationship, notably, geopolitical differences over Iran, Russia, Syria and India’s membership of various nuclear and missile export control regimes. Perhaps the most formidable of these in terms of immediacy and proximity is the resolution of the Iranian nuclear challenge.