In an op-ed, Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima explains how a group of world leaders, supported by CIC and Oxfam, came together to speak out on rising inequality during UNGA.
"In a quiet corner of New York, I witnessed hope emerging from a new place...a group of progressive leaders of countries both rich and poor who have come together in common cause to tackle extreme inequality and exclusion," she writes.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that ensuring the right to health of all citizens in all countries is a matter of utmost urgency, and that no one will be safe until everyone is safe. The high-level event, co-hosted by the President of Costa Rica, will explore ways to enhance international cooperation through initiatives like C-TAP (the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool) and ensure universal access to health technologies, including a vaccine.
One of the many consequences of the COVID-pandemic is an increase, worldwide, in mental and psychosocial distress at individual and community level. This virtual high-level event organized by the Netherlands, the Center on International Cooperation, and the g7+ group of conflict-affected countries will discuss how Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) can help individuals and communities retain or regain resilience, strengthen solidarity and cohesion, address trauma, and foster reconciliation in the context of COVID-19.
On Monday, September 21, Pathfinders is partnering with the Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience 2020. The event brings together inspiring national leaders, mayors, actors, and musicians for a full day of live, digital broadcasting to raise awareness of Peace Day and kickstart a Decade of Peace. At Peace One Day, the Pathfinders will publicly announce plans for the third grand challenge—the Movement to Halve Global Violence, by 2030.
The challenge of sustaining peace has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has caused multi-dimensional disruption, putting gains on the ground in peace, security, development, and human rights at risk. However, the pandemic has also created opportunities for more integrated approaches to peacebuilding and sustaining peace. On August 12, CIC's director Sarah Cliffe joined the current and former United Nations secretary-generals to brief the Security Council on the conflict risks posed by COVID-19 and options for the multilateral response.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed in sharp relief the urgent need for robust and flexible social protection systems. This Zoom webinar will showcase some of the best recent examples of innovative approaches to action and delivery on social protection from around the world, and will offer lessons for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, building back better, and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.