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Bojan Francuz

  • Program Officer, Halving Global Violence, Pathfinders

Bojan Francuz is a Program Officer at the Center on International Cooperation on the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies team. In that role, Bojan supports the work of a high-level political Task Force working to find practical solutions to global violence reduction, and assists in management of two international networks – Peace in Our Cities, and Gender Equality Network on Small Arms Control.

Previously, Bojan served in various policy positions advising governments at the United Nations on political and security issues. He also co-founded a social-impact organization leveraging technology to bring greater inclusion in cities, and served as a Futurist-in-Residence at the Institute for Urban Futures at Concordia University in Montréal,Canada. He got his career start as a community organizer working with immigrant and undocumented communities Chicago.

Bojan is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Fellow. Bojan is also a member of the inaugural Carnegie Ethics Fellow class at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and member of UN Association of the USA.

Bojan’s research, ideas, and commentary focus on the intersection of peace (in particular in urban areas), development, and future thinking – future generations.

  • Publication: Analysis May 17, 2023 CIC Perspectives

    Managing Opportunities, Challenges, and Expectations for the New Agenda for Peace

    Ahead of the policy brief expected from the UN Secretariat in June 2023, this piece provides a historical glance at past UN reforms, identifies the primary challenges and opportunities the UN and its member states face as they undergo this process, and looks forward to the key priorities that can be taken up from a realistic and practical perspective. Highlighted is how the New Agenda for Peace “provides a rare opportunity for the United Nations to examine and reflect upon the totality of the peace and security work of the Organization to uncover and better understand the synergies and contradictions of the existing processes and structures.”

  • Publication: Analysis September 20, 2021 Humanitarian Crises

    Our Common Agenda: A Quick Scan

    On Friday, September 10, 2021, Secretary-General António Guterres presented Our Common Agenda, his response to the request made by UN member states for recommendations in the 75th anniversary declaration adopted in 2020. In this analysis, the teams at NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and Pathfinders share their initial observations and impressions on how Our Common Agenda links to ongoing and planned efforts on peace, justice, inclusion, preventing humanitarian crises, and supporting peacebuilding and multilateralism.

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