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A member of the Chinese Formed Police Unit deployed with UNMIL interacts with a girl in Liberia

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This new report adds fresh analysis and insights into recent developments in peace operations, including operational, strategic, and financial challenges, debates over the values and practices to which peacekeeping should adhere, and progress – or lack thereof – made toward gender parity and geographical diversity among UN leadership.

May 31, 2018
Richard Gowan, Ryan Rappa
Peace and Security
Task Force on Justice

This challenge paper has been prepared for the first meeting of the Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. It identifies key challenges and gaps, and makes a clear case and recommendations for how to move forward to provide justice to people and communities outside the protection of the law. It ends with a call to action to translate recommendations into commitments and actions across the board. 

May 31, 2018
David Steven
Traditional Liberian dancers perform during a farewell for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) organized by the NGO Liberia Crusaders for Peace in Monrovia.

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In February 2018, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, International Peace Institute, and NYU Center on International Cooperation convened a workshop on Liberia's ongoing transition process, relationships with the UN and other entities, and implications for sustaining peace in Liberia and other contexts going forward.

Apr 16, 2018
Peace and Security
Soldiers of the Somali National Army (SNA) walk at dusk under a rising crescent moon near the outskirts of Afgooye, a town to the west of Somali capital Mogadishu.

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This new paper argues that Somalia's chronic instability and the pervasive threat posed by violent extremists should be addressed through a comprehensive approach to managing the politics of security. This includes implementing a common Somali vision of federal and state level security institutions that are shared, trusted, and capable. It also calls for attention to issues of injustice, impunity, and corruption with the Sustainable Development Goals - particularly SDG16 on peaceful, just, and inclusive societies - acting as concrete guideposts around which action could coalesce. 

Apr 10, 2018
Sagal Abshir, Michael Keating

In July 2019, the high-level political forum on sustainable development will focus on ‘empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’ and review, amongst other goals, SDG16 (peaceful, just and inclusive societies) and SDG10 (reduce inequality). In September 2019, the high-level political forum will be convened for the first time under the auspices of the General Assembly. 

Read our challenge paper on how we can maximize the potential of the high-level political forum in 2019. 

Mar 15, 2018
David Steven

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