Annual Report 2020-2021

The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University is pleased to share our Annual Report 2020-2021, which covers the activities and achievements of CIC and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies from October 2020 through September 2021.

As the global pandemic continues to deepen fractures and inequalities all over the world, we believe that, more than ever, strengthening multilateralism is vital. This report contains an overview of our work from October 2020 to September 2021 in support of the mission to strengthen cooperative approaches among national governments, international organizations, and the wider policy community—to prevent crises and to advance peace, justice, and inclusion.

This past year, we especially welcomed the UN secretary-general’s ambitious new framework for action, Our Common Agenda, which is the UN’s most important policy document this year. It rightly places strengthening the social contract at national and global levels and engagement with the next generation at the center of the multilateral system’s efforts. And it deftly weaves strategic foresight, crisis prevention and the Sustainable Development Goals across the entire UN system. All our work—from the Pathfinders initiative to country-level work in Democratic Republic of the Congo—resonates with these themes.

Download the full report here.