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In 2018, the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank published a groundbreaking report driven by the conviction that the international community’s attention must urgently be rebalanced from crisis response to prevention, leading to deepening collaboration between the UN and international financial institutions. This briefing by Paige Arthur provides an external perspective on the evolution of the UN-IFI relationship on prevention and peacebuilding over the past three years.

Oct 15, 2020
Paige Arthur

This annex briefly outlines the institutional means and instruments through which the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), and the United Nations (UN) engage in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) contexts. It accompanies the UN-IFI briefing paper series.

Oct 14, 2020
Marc Jacquand

In recent years, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations have increased their collaboration and strengthened their respective capacities to engage more effectively in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) contexts. This briefing makes the case for further collaboration between the UN and the international financial institutions on these issues, details the challenges, both internal and external, that impede collaboration, and provides recommendations for improving cooperation.

Oct 13, 2020
Marc Jacquand
Last month’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations—and it could hardly have happened at a more important juncture in world affairs. The main themes and summits were highly relevant to the crises gripping the globe—from the future of multilateralism, to universal health access, to financing for development and economic recovery after COVID-19, to biodiversity and climate. In this post, Sarah Cliffe and Leah Zamore highlight some of the key developments of UNGA 2020.
Oct 12, 2020
UN Reform

CIC staff, fellows, and partners are working to shed light on the intersections between the global coronavirus pandemic and the issues we study, from the future of multilateralism and the global humanitarian response to the ongoing work of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This is a regularly updated collection of our articles, blog posts, and policy papers on COVID-19.