Publications

E.g., 2019
  • Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly on his priorities for 2019.

    © United Nations Photo

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres was appointed in 2016 on an explicit reform platform.  In 2017, we published commentaries on his reform proposals.  Now that those reforms that have been approved are moving into implementation, we publish this simple guide to what has been achieved and the potential potholes still ahead.

    Jan 28, 2019
    Sarah Cliffe
    Multilateral Reform
  • Launched today by the World Refugee Council (WRC), A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System is a compendium of evidence and ideas that converge in a series of recommendations, which, taken together, comprise a plan of action for the next decade and can bring about a refugee regime that is fair, properly funded and capable of managing a system in an orderly way. CIC Director Sarah Cliffe has been a councillor on the WRC since 2017.

    Jan 24, 2019
    Humanitarian Crises
  • © United Nations Photo

    One year into the United Nations’ new strategy for gender parity among staff members at all levels, a gendered backlash has emerged, even as parity has been achieved at the highest echelons of the world body.
     

    Jan 23, 2019
    Paige Arthur
  • bundles of Somali shilling notes are seen at a money exchangers stall on the streets of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

    © United Nations Photo

    Peacebuilding processes seek to transform the root causes of violence and conflict through social, political, and economic change. In a new article, Riva Kantowitz explores how innovative finance tools like social impact bonds, blended finance, and outcome funds may or may not be well placed to support these processes.

    Jan 08, 2019
    Riva Kantowitz
  • THE CONGO ELECTIONS: WHERE THINGS STAND

    © Congo Research Group

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo went to the polls on December 30, 2018 to elect a new president, as well as national and provincial parliamentarians. The polls should mark the first democratic handover of executive power in the country’s history and could either cement or undermine its fledging democratic institutions. Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group answers some of the key questions surrounding the election.

    Jan 03, 2019
    Jason Stearns