The Center on International Cooperation hosts numerous events such as high-level meetings, forums, roundtable discussions, webinars, dialogues, and more.

Unlocking Cooperation: The Global South and Global North

Together with leading experts, moderator Ramu Damodaran, senior advisor to the UN University for Peace, will discuss pressing questions, including: How can Global South and Global North nations collaborate more effectively? What roadblocks hinder joint action on crucial issues such as security, development, climate, and AI? How can ethical reflection and engagement pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable multilateralism? Register for this vital conversation on forging a path forward in an interconnected world where cooperation is not just aspirational, but essential.


March 27, 2024

Bridging the Divides: Fostering Pluralism, Inclusion, and Solidarity in a Fragmented World

On February 15th in Ottawa, Canada, the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion and the Global Center for Pluralism will co-host an invite-only high-level roundtable on how to address division across the world. 


February 15, 2024
Card with the statement Goal 16:Peace, justice and strong institutions on table one of the goals of the SDGs and a symbol.

Closing the Divide: Strengthening World Bank Goals to Fight Inequality

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Ministers from the German and Namibian Governments, and the Executive Director of Oxfam International will call on the World Bank to urgently introduce new goals and indicators to ensure a rapid reduction in inequality both at national and global levels. The briefing comes as the new World Corporate Scorecard is being negotiated under President Banga which will direct the Bank’s work, and pressure is growing on the World Bank to do more to tackle inequality. The gap between rich and poor is rising in four out of ten of the countries where the World Bank works, but there is increasing momentum for a change of course, and both governmental and non-governmental actors are calling for bolder goals and targets to tackle inequality and measure progress.


October 12, 2023

Debt Sustainability Architecture: Improving the framework to better serve borrower countries

The ministerial-level event on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings will serve to reflect on what is needed to better capture and respond to the concerns and needs of borrower countries in the debt restructuring process, using Zambia’s experience as an example


October 11, 2023

Counting the Divide: how the World Bank and the UN should strengthen the way they measure inequality

In July, 2023, over 225 economists and inequality leaders wrote to World Bank President Ajay Banga and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, drawing attention to alarmingly high levels of national and global inequality and the harm this is causing to people across the world. The letter called on the World Bank and UN to strengthen its indicators and goals on inequality urgently to address this dangerous divide. In this panel discussion, four of the key signatories to the letter will discuss in more detail what needs to happen urgently at the UN and the World Bank to redouble efforts to fight inequality.


October 3, 2023

Housing & Equitable Cities: bolstering action for implementation of SDG11

The Government of Chile and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in collaboration with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, NYU Center on International Cooperation, the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), are pleased to host the UN High-Level Political Forum 2023 side event: Housing and equitable cities: Bolstering local action for the implementation of SDG11.


July 19, 2023

Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Crisis: Equality, inclusion and the links to climate and other SDGs

How to develop policies that effectively address the climate crisis and promote green transitions while achieving the imperative of leaving no one behind, featuring the launch of the new “Inequality Solutions” online portal, a repository of policies from around the world.


July 19, 2023

Solidarity in Action (Part II): Recognizing unity in the achievement of racial justice

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, join the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion for the second part of the “Solidarity in Action” webinar series on countering divisive narratives, where we will hear from country experiences on how the current and evolving forms of racist narratives play out, pinpointing their similarities and differences, and its impact on progress. Crucially, we will identify the ways in which policymakers and civil society are successfully countering discourses of hate and prejudice, and building solidarity across race that resists racist dog-whistles and ‘culture war’ stories that threaten our path towards racial equality, and social justice.


March 28, 2023

Solidarity in Action: Countering anti-feminist trends around the world

Join Pathfinders’ Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion on the sidelines of the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women, for a thought-provoking discussion on how to address the rise of anti-feminist movements around the world. 


March 13, 2023

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