The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University is pleased to share our Annual Report 2022-2023, which covers the activities and achievements of CIC from October 2022 through September 2023–highlighting key developments and challenges from the past year.
Despite initial optimism earlier this year, commitments made at COP, the United Nations (UN), and the G7 and G20 Summits to address global issues have faced implementation delays. The world remains divided, marked by the current Israel-Hamas conflict, the persistent war in Ukraine, and recent coups in several African countries, among others, shaking the foundations of societies.
Our report on strategies for donor involvement in politically estranged situations gained strong resonance at the 78th UN General Assembly, emphasizing the critical need to keep humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding actors engaged.
Over the past year, CIC has been steadfast in our mission to prevent crises and foster peace, justice, equality, and inclusion. Our work helped advance justice outcomes for Syrians, playing a pivotal part in the UN General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution to establish an independent institution to address the issue of missing persons in Syria. We also conducted comprehensive analyses of the secondary impacts of the Ukraine invasion and delved into the Israel-Hamas conflict, providing insights into the complex dynamics at play.
In this global landscape, CIC’s commitment to bridging regional divisions and offering evidence-based solutions remains crucial. We thank our dedicated partners who support us in this vital mission and invite you to explore our annual report.