Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project

Establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan remains an immediate challenge for the international community. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project (APRP) utilizes subject-matter expertise and extensive networks to support efforts to achieve greater stability in Afghanistan and the region. Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, APRP works on many of the most pressing problems facing Afghanistan and the surrounding region—from reconciliation to security to regional cooperation. As Afghanistan faced mounting crises and ultimately a Taliban takeover in 2021, CIC stayed engaged through track-two convening and extensive commentary in the media.

Congo Research Group

The Congo Research Group (CRG) was founded in 2015 to promote rigorous, independent research into the violence that affects millions of Congolese. This requires a broad approach. For us, the roots of this violence can be found in a history of predatory governance that dates back to the colonial period and that connects the hillsides of the Kivus with political intrigue and corruption in Kinshasa, as well as in the capitals of Europe, China, and North America.

Humanitarian Crises

CIC’s Humanitarian Crises program, building on two decades of work to advance peace, justice, and inclusion in crisis-affected areas, focuses on two main areas:

  • The humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus
  • Rights and responsibilities within the global refugee regime

Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Center on International Cooperation co-founded and currently hosts the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together UN member states, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate delivery of the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+).

The Pathfinders developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, which is also available in French and Spanish. The roadmap provides a shared vision for how SDG16+ can be delivered. It is an ambitious, but practical, document that acts as a "docking station" to bring many different partners and initiatives together.

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Prevention and Peacebuilding

CIC’s Prevention and Peacebuilding program seeks to strengthen the international architecture and tools for preventing conflict and building peace. We focus on three critical areas of work: operationalizing prevention at the UN, data-driven approaches to peace, and the Good Peacebuilding Financing initiative.

Promoting and Defending Multilateralism

The Promoting and Defending Multilateralism program was born out of the awareness that collective action is crucial to address 21st century challenges, from conflict to economic instability to global health and climate threats.  It aims to provide deeper understanding, independent perspectives, and expert analysis to assist stakeholders and decision-makers seeking to strengthen the United Nations and other key multilateral institutions.