On July 30-31, CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin joined European Union (EU), China, and US policy experts at a track two dialogue in Brussels to discuss international cooperation and support for the stabilization of Afghanistan.
On July 13, the Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Human Rights Council, and the Security Council will come together for a high-level dialogue: Towards Sustaining Peace through Participation of All: Synergies of a cross-pillar approach to Peace and Security, Agenda 2030 and Human Rights.
This side event to the High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace will explore the potential for the Sustainable Development Goal targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDD16+) to provide a meaningful set of guide posts for actors as they seek to seize windows of opportunity to sustain peace.
The meeting “Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Prevention and Peacebuilding” served as one of the critical events in the process leading up to the High-Level Meeting and a valuable platform for the relevant stakeholders to present their perspectives. The event engaged diverse stakeholders in discussion on preventing conflict and addressing its root causes. Participants included university students and faculty, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, and government representatives.
The Vance Center and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) co-sponsored a discussion on potential approaches to preventing violent conflict. Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peace-building and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes.
Jason Stearns, CIC Senior Fellow, chaired a Human Rights Workshop titled, "Congo Past and Present: Reflections on Rights-Based Advocacy After Twenty Years of Conflict" on Thursday September 28 at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale University School of Law.
On Thursday 21 September the Roadmap for Peaceful Just and Inclusive Societies was launched at this event, which was hosted by the Co-conveners of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: The Governments of Brazil, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland.