Events

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

2024 UN Civil Society Conference

The United Nations Civil Society Conference will provide an opportunity for multi-stakeholder engagement ahead of the Summit of the Future and a venue for civil society to participate in the preparations process. The conference will provide civil society with an additional platform to speak out and share ideas that could contribute to the Pact for the Future negotiations, in line with SDG17 and the Common Agenda's vision of networked multilateralism.

Date:

May 9, 2024

Voluntary National Reviews for More Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies: Amplifying SDG16+ Messaging for the 2024 High-level Political Forum

Organized by Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the support of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), this workshop aims to identify similarities and differences in SDG16 reporting across a diversity of countries presenting at this year’s High-level Political Forum and amplify common messaging on SDG16.

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April 9, 2024

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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.

Date:

March 27, 2024

Strengthening the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for Healthy Democracies

Organized by the OECD and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies as part of the 3rd Summit for Democracy in Korea, this virtual event aims to highlight innovative strategies and collaborative efforts in strengthening the people-centered rule of law and enhancing access to justice globally, with a view to strengthening democratic resilience.

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March 19, 2024

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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. 

Date:

February 15, 2024

Accelerating SDG16+: Innovative Action & Partnerships to deliver on the 2030 Agenda

Virtual event on the sidelines of the 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum, hosted by Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies; the TAP Network; and International IDEA,

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January 30, 2024

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Report Launch: Diverse Pathways to People-Centered Justice

On behalf of the Working Group on Customary and Informal Justice (CIJ) and SDG16+: Cordaid; Folke Bernadotte Academy; IDLO; Namati; ODI; Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies; and UNDP we are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming high-level launch event of the report, Diverse pathways to people-centered justice.

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October 23, 2023

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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.

Date:

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

Date:

October 11, 2023

Accelerating progress towards decent work and fairer societies

On 4 October 2023, on the sidelines of the Second and Third Committees of the General Assembly, UNU-WIDER in collaboration with UN DESA organizes a debate to answer these questions and discuss how to build fairer societies.

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October 4, 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.

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October 3, 2023

The Cost of Interpersonal Violence: A global and national-level exercise

The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Costa Rica, South Africa, and Switzerland, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (hosted at the NYU Center on International Cooperation) are delighted to invite you to a discussion on The Cost of Interpersonal Violence: A global and national exercise on the sidelines of the United Nations’ 2023 High-Level Week.

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September 22, 2023

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

Delivering the SDGs Through Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16+)

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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September 20, 2023

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People-Centered Justice in a time of Intersecting Crises: From Commitment to Action

The International Development Research Center (IDRC), Justice Canada and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies are hosting a High-Level Session at the 8th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit held in Tallinn, Estonia on September 6-7, 2023.

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September 6, 2023

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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.

Date:

July 19, 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.

Date:

July 19, 2023

Accelerating the Implementation of SDG 16 in support of sustainable development and sustaining peace: Leveraging partnerships on SSR between the Peace & Security and Development Pillars

Against the background of the need to accelerate SDG 16, and the requirement of enhanced policy coherence and strengthened partnerships as outlined in SDG 17, join the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations at the 2023 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event.

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July 13, 2023

Financing People-Centered Justice: Underwriting a systemic shift towards Justice for All

The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (NYU CIC), ODI, Namati, HiiL, UNDP, and USAID are delighted to invite you to a meeting on Financing People-Centered Justice: Underwriting a systemic shift towards Justice for All on the sidelines of HLPF 2023.

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July 13, 2023

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SDG16+ as a Enabler for the 2030 Agenda: A global SDG16+ coalition side event

The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (NYU Center on International Cooperation), International IDEA, TAP Network, UNDP, CSPPS, IDLO, and WFUNA are pleased to host: SDG16+ as an enabler for the 2030 Agenda: A Global SDG16+ Coalition side-event at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2023.

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July 12, 2023

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Accelerating the delivery of SDG 16.3: Leveraging Data and Evidence to Put People at the Center of Justice.

The Permanent Missions to the UN of the Government France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands together with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, the Ibero-American Alliance for Access to Justice, WJP, HiiL, ODI, OECD, UNDP, IDRC and IDLO are delighted to invite you to an expert-level meeting entitled: Accelerating the delivery of SDG 16.3: Leveraging Data and Evidence to Put People at the Center of Justice.

Date:

July 12, 2023

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UN High-Level Debate on Access to Justice for All

Young Justice Leaders' member Vino Lucero participates in UN's High-Level Debate on Access to Justice for All on June 15, 2023.

Date:

June 15, 2023

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How can people-centered justices achieve SDG 16.3?

This HagueTalks event will put a spotlight on impactful approaches to achieving justice for all in line with SDG 16.3. The SDG Summit 2023 is the midway point of the SDGs and this key event – to be held in the lead up to the HLPF and the SDG Summit – intends to highlight the importance of people-centered justice in achieving the promise of equal access to justice for all. It will be an intergenerational dialogue between established justice leaders and young, emerging, justice leaders.

Date:

June 8, 2023

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Committed in the Face of Crisis: Lessons from Colombia’s People-Centered Migration and Protection Policy

This discussion aims to bring together UN-member states, UN agencies, funders, and non-government migration, protection, and justice experts to discuss Colombia’s migration and protection policy. It will explore the commendable policy efforts made by successive Colombia administrations to pursue economic and social integration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the face of crisis and the challenges around securing adequate international support for this unprecedented effort. In doing so, it will also explore the implications of the Colombia case for broader regional and global displacement policies and forums.

Date:

May 17, 2023

Women and Public Diplomacy: How a small country had a large impact on an international humanitarian crisis

In August 2021, Albania took in over 3,000 Afghan evacuees, seeking safety from the new Taliban regime. This decision demonstrated that small countries can mitigate humanitarian crises and that they can build new solidarities and partnerships in the process. In this Luce Lecture, Dr Odeta Barbullushi explains the interplay between foreign policy decision-making, humanitarian crisis, and state identities. Drawing from her own experience, Dr Barbullushi reflects on women's contributions to international mediation as well as the role of education in shaping decision making in foreign policy.

Date:

March 29, 2023

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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.

Date:

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. 

Date:

March 13, 2023

Access to Justice in Situations of Forced Displacement: From Evidence to Action

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC), Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, UNHCR, UNDP, The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), and the Permanent Missions to the UN of the Government of Canada, the Government of Colombia, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are hosting an expert-level discussion on Access to Justice in Situations of Forced Displacement: From Evidence to Action.

Date:

February 1, 2023

Global Week for Justice 2021

With trust in institutions decreasing and economic outlooks uncertain, societal tensions are on the rise. Wherever there are conflicts and disputes, justice actors have a role to play. If they put people at the center, make government more open and accessible, they can reestablish trust and pave the way for recovery. This is why justice leaders need to discuss people-centered approaches for transforming justice systems and strengthening the social contract. Save the Date: December 1-8, 2021 RIGA: 15:30-17:30 | PARIS: 14:30-16:30 | NEW YORK: 08:30-10:30 Transforming justice for a vibrant social contract: Join us and contribute to be a part of the 2021 Global Week for Justice, comprising in-depth discussions with justice leaders and practitioners, including a global dialogue of justice leaders. This event is chaired by the Minister of Justice, Latvia. Justice Leaders from around the world will come together to discuss strategies and plans to fortify the social contract by ensuring justice for all

Date:

December 1, 2021

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UN General Assembly High-level Week: The Challenge of a Lifetime: Ensuring Universal Access to COVID-19 Health Technologies

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that ensuring the right to health of all citizens in all countries is a matter of utmost urgency, and that no one will be safe until everyone is safe. The pandemic knows no borders, and can only be tackled through an unprecedented effort of global solidarity and international cooperation. The impacts of the pandemic, however, are not felt equally across and within societies, and particular attention must be paid to leave no one behind in the response and recovery.

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September 25, 2020

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