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The Arc of Protection

Leah Zamore, director of CIC's Humanitarian Crises program, has co-authored a new book, The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, with T. Alexander Aleinikoff, director of The New School's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.  

Oct 14, 2019
Leah Zamore
Humanitarian Crises

Liv Tørres will take up the baton as director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) starting January 1, 2020. Tørres has served as executive director of the Nobel Peace Center since 2016.


Oct 01, 2019
Heads of State and Government in the SDG Action Zone



On September 24, a group of world leaders came together to respond to the UN Secretary-General’s call for a decade of accelerated actions for Sustainable Development Goals by releasing a statement that affirms their commitment to promote equality and inclusion. At the invitation of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, heads of state and government from Ethiopia, Spain, Sierra Leone, and Namibia; the Vice President of Indonesia, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste; and representatives from Uruguay and Tunisia gathered in the SDG Action Zone for a photo celebrating the release the statement, which was also endorsed by the Republic of Korea. 

Sep 26, 2019
2030 Agenda
Secretary-General Guterres speaking at the high-level dialogue

On September 10, 2019, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, along with the Presidents of the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, convened for the second in a series of high-level dialogues to discuss the challenges facing multilateralism and the role of the United Nations in preserving it. The dialogue on “Reaffirming the Commitment to Multilateralism through the Strengthening of the International System and Institutions" was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Norway, and the Russian Federation, in association with the NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC).

Sep 23, 2019
Multilateral Reform
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Inequality and exclusion are among the most pressing political issues of our age. They are on the rise and the anger felt by citizens towards elites perceived to be out-of-touch constitutes a potent political force. Policy-makers and the public are clamoring for a set of policy options that can arrest and reverse this trend.

This challenge paper is an output for the Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, and outlines ideas for solutions to inequality and exclusion that are strongly grounded in analysis. 

Sep 20, 2019