This high-level dialogue will underscore the power of multilateralism to address the world’s most urgent challenges, among them, climate change, sustainable development, protracted humanitarian crises, large-scale human rights abuse, and threats to international peace and security. They are complex, global, cross-border issues that countries cannot address on their own.
Bringing together the Presidents of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and the Security Council, the dialogue will underscore the value of discussing development, peace and security, and human rights in support of collective objectives.
Associate Director David Steven will join a panel of speakers for the plenary session of PeaceCon 2018, entitled Global Policy Frameworks on Sustaining Peace: A Call for Collaborative and Collective Action.
Stand Up for SDG16+: Accelerating Progress on SDG 16+ is a high-level side event to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In the same spirit of the joint 2018 HLPF launch, this side event will continue to shine a spotlight on SDG 16+ and build momentum to support the achievement of SDG 16+ as an end goal itself and as an enabler for other SDGs. The side event will provide a platform for member states, private sector, civil society, and youth to highlight how they are supporting the achievement of SDG 16+.
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.