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Death Notifications in the Syrian Arab Republic

In the wake of recent information released in bulk by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic on the deaths of numerous detained and/or missing persons, the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic — served by commissioners including CIC Senior Fellow Hanny Megally— stresses the need to account for the fate and whereabouts of detained and missing individuals countrywide. The Commission further recommends a number of essential steps to address the most pressing concerns of both the victims and their families on this matter, including acknowledging the truth about how victims perished and revealing the whereabouts of their remains. 

Nov 28, 2018
Hanny Megally
Rule of Law
Bangladeshi Helicopter Pilots Serving with MONUSCO. UN Photo CIC Data in Focus is a blog series discussing trends, peculiarities, and questions arising from UN data, mainly drawn from our datasets here at the Center on International Cooperation. In case you missed it, our last post we discussed a divergence between uniformed personnel and operational requirements as a percentage of the UN peacekeeping budget over the last several years.​
Nov 29, 2018
Global Focal Point review 2018

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The Global Focal Point (GFP) has improved the United Nation's coherence in police, justice, and corrections, but has reached the limits of the initial model. This review by the Center on International Cooperation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs​ evaluates how the GFP has contributed to joint working arrangements that have produced real outcomes on the ground in post-conflict and crisis situations. It also considers the barriers that these efforts have faced and the need for adaptation going forward.

Nov 28, 2018
Paige Arthur

At Geneva Peace Week, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies made a call for a vision of halving violence by 2030. The call requires more robust partnerships, a deepening of knowledge, and greater commitment to action. 

Nov 26, 2018

At a time of global peril, join the Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy in Washington, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, and the U.S. Institute of Peace for a lively panel discussion on how to mobilize behind a roadmap that will put peace at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.


Mar 06, 2019