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How can cutting-edge approaches to data—like advanced data science methods, quantitative methods, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP)—help inform peacebuilding and conflict prevention? This report from CIC’s new Data for Peacebuilding and Prevention initiative maps and analyzes the existing global ecosystem in the field and lays out recommendations to grow the field effectively.

Oct 27, 2020
Branka Panic

The Center on International Cooperation and the Center for Global Affairs at NYU are launching an online dashboard aimed at tracking diversity at the leadership level for the United Nations. The new UN Senior Leadership Appointments Dashboard collates information issued as press releases by the UN about appointments of its most senior leaders since 1996, tracking various measures of diversity including gender, national origin, age, and educational background.

Oct 22, 2020
Multilateral Reform

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank published a groundbreaking report driven by the conviction that the international community’s attention must urgently be rebalanced from crisis response to prevention, leading to deepening collaboration between the UN and international financial institutions. This briefing by Paige Arthur provides an external perspective on the evolution of the UN-IFI relationship on prevention and peacebuilding over the past three years.

Oct 15, 2020
Paige Arthur

In recent years, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations have increased their collaboration and strengthened their respective capacities to engage more effectively in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) contexts. This briefing makes the case for further collaboration between the UN and the international financial institutions on these issues, details the challenges, both internal and external, that impede collaboration, and provides recommendations for improving cooperation.

Oct 13, 2020
Marc Jacquand
Last month’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations—and it could hardly have happened at a more important juncture in world affairs. The main themes and summits were highly relevant to the crises gripping the globe—from the future of multilateralism, to universal health access, to financing for development and economic recovery after COVID-19, to biodiversity and climate. In this post, Sarah Cliffe and Leah Zamore highlight some of the key developments of UNGA 2020.
Oct 12, 2020
UN Reform