CIC on Global Development

Global Cooperation to Deliver the Post-2015 Development Agenda, David Steven

Last week,  the President of the UN General Assembly led a thematic debate on the contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICT for development. CIC Senior Fellow David Steven, at the request of the President of the General Assembly, delivered a presentation which discussed the contributions of North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation to the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

May 27, 2014
Shelley Ranii
Africa,United Nations, Security Council Reform,Nora Gordon

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After nearly a decade Africa has decided to revisit its common position on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform at a summit in Brazzaville, Congo this week. In 2005, Africa established a united position on UN reform in the Ezulwini Consensus.

May 15, 2014
Nora Gordon
United Nations

There is broad agreement that the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture (the “PBA”), including the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), has failed to live up to the high hopes that existed when it was established at the 2005 World Summit.

May 08, 2014
Pakistan, Insecure Lives, Untold Stories, David Steven

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 I’m currently in Lahore launching the third report from Pakistan’s Next Generation Task Force. I serve as director of research for the Next Generation Task Force, which acts as an advisory board and a group that seeks to bring the perspectives of young people to policy debates in Pakistan.

May 08, 2014
David Steven
South Asia, Pakistan

 Somalia has long faced a diverse and daunting set of challenges. Countless political actors have unsuccessfully struggled to build a stable central government capable of holding territory and delivering services. In many ways, the fundaments that have fueled instability and violence for decades remain, but since the September 2012 election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, there has been palpable optimism amongst many Somalis and international actors, and there is a sense that we may be in a window of opportunity to make durable gains in Somalia.

May 07, 2014
Thomas Zimmerman
Horn of Africa

In April 2013, China announced it would host the fourth Foreign Minister’s Meeting of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in 2014. That meeting, which will take place this August in Tianjin, will represent China’s most significant regional engagement on Afghanistan to date. China’s decision to host is part of a broader pattern of increased engagement, suggesting a shift in Beijing’s posture toward Afghanistan. China has indicated that it intends to become increasingly involved in discussions on the role of the region and international community after NATO’s combat mission ends in 2014.