Category: Global Justice

ICM Policy Paper: The New Primacy of Partnerships Between the UN, Regional Organizations, Civil Society, and the Private Sector

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Over the past few years, the world has been confronted with a series of crises that have challenged perceptions of global stability. Whether a moment of high risk or great opportunity, this is without a doubt a moment of growing complexity. More actors, institutions, and networks of interests are engaged in the international sphere than […]

The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI): The world became less peaceful in the last year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade

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The 2016 GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace. It shows that amidst the global deterioration the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. The key to reversing the decline in peace is through building Positive Peace – a holistic framework of […]

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase happiness and well-being worldwide

Mother and child at home in Soweto, a township outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: UNICEF/Karin Schermbrucker

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. “Many countries have undertaken efforts to develop broader measures of progress, often through public consultations, parliamentary commissions, and […]

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addresses the Operational Activities for Development Segment of ECOSOC. Cristián Barros, Vice-President of ECOSOC is at right. UN Photo/Eskinder Debeb

Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all. “Around the world, success in achieving the SDGs will ease global anxieties, provide a better life for women and men […]

UN, international organizations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of Central African Republic

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Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures, the United Nations together with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the African Union (AU), the Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and the European Union (EU) have condemned the acts of violence […]