On February 17, 2015 Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende launched UN70: A New Agenda. CIC Director Sarah Cliffe joined the distinguished panel with comments on managing 21st century crises, meeting global development aspirations, and the new rules of a globalized world.
According to a new OECD report donor countries are sending more than half of their aid to countries marked by conflict, but they are not keeping their promises to promote peace and build state institutions.
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan is proposing to improve Afghanistan’s contentious relations with Pakistan in the hope of paving the way toward both peace with the Taliban and regional economic cooperation.
The United States sent its European allies some stern signals about their obligations to the American-led international order last week. On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power visited Brussels, where she warned NATO members to halt their “dangerous” defense cuts and called on European powers to offer more troops to United Nations peace operations.