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All three of the recent UN secretary-general reports on peacebuilding and sustaining peace (2018, 2019, and 2020) take note of the need to enhance collaboration between the UN—not only its development system but also its peace and security and humanitarian arms—with international financial institutions (IFIs), namely the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Dec 09, 2020
Sarah Cliffe, Paige Arthur, Leah Zamore
United Nations

New York City is in a state of emergency as thousands of migrants from Latin America are arriving in busloads, overwhelming the city’s homeless shelter system, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday.

Oct 13, 2022
Karina Gerlach
Latin America, United States
Humanitarian Crises

This paper analyzes COVID-19 relief spending in ten countries to assess whether governments are investing resources in inclusive programs that will lead to the desired goal of ‘building back better.’ The results of this analysis indicate that current investments are likely to maintain the status quo, and potentially lead to a deepening of inequalities by overlooking urgent needs of marginalized groups affected by the social and economic effects of the pandemic. The countries analyzed are the following: Canada, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mexico, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

Jul 07, 2021
Amanda Lenhardt

Nikki Haley enfrenta un difícil estreno diplomático en la ONU representando a Trump De ser ratificada su nominación por el Senado, la gobernadora de Carolina del Sur llegará a la ONU con cero experiencia internacional y con un presidente que presagia profundos cambios en la relación de EEUU con el mundo.

Nov 30, 2016
Antonieta Cadiz
Latin America, United States
United Nations

On 24 February 2015, the Igarapé Institute and NYU’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) convened a meeting bringing together representatives from UN member states and agencies as well as civil society organizations for an interactive discussion on Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) experience in relation to the ‘means of implementation’ for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Feb 24, 2015
Jeffrey Strew
Latin America

Julieta Merlo visited NYU CIC from the Universidad de Chile for 3 months in 2014 to research the role of the BRICS and middle-income countries in shaping the post-2015 development agenda. In this blog, she comments on Latin America’s likely trade and development priorities in the near term.

Latin America will face some important economic and political challenges in 2015 because export commodity prices are falling. In this context, trade and development policies will be crucial for closing the economic and finance gap.

May 07, 2015
Julieta Merlo
Latin America

Julieta Merlo visitó el NYU CIC desde la Universidad de Chile por 3 meses durante el 2014 para investigar el rol de BRICS en la elaboración de la agenda de desarrollo post-2015. En este blog resume sus hallazgos.

América Latina enfrentará importantes desafíos en el año 2015 porque os precios de exportación de los commodities están cayendo. En este contexto, las políticas de comercio y desarrollo serán cruciales para cerrar la brecha económica y financiera.

May 07, 2015
Julieta Merlo
Latin America

A new article by CIC’s Ben Oppenheim, along with Enzo Nussio, analyzes the challenges of reintegrating former members of insurgent and paramilitary groups after war. While disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programming (DDR) is a key component of many post-conflict reconstruction processes, there is relatively little evidence about the longer-term trajectories of former fighters.

Feb 19, 2015
Ben Oppenheim
Latin America
Desarrollo en América Latina en 4 Gráficos, Shelley Ranni, Ashley Skiles

En el último año, CIC ha explorado las tendencias y políticas de desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe para el desarrollo. La región es un estudio particularmente interesante de las políticas de desarrollo, ya que, como hemos notado antes, se ha implementado programas innovadores que combinan la reducción de la pobreza y la inclusión social.

Oct 17, 2014
Latin America

La región de América Latina y el Caribe se distingue por la amplitud y variedad de políticas que ha desarrollado para responder a las oportunidades y los riesgos de la globalización. Este informe, elaborado por NYU CIC para UNICEF en América Latina y el Caribe, explora cómo la región puede caracterizarse como un laboratorio para el desarrollo sostenible. El informe se enfoca particularmente en el progreso alcanzado con respecto a las obligaciones de la región según la Convención Internacional sobre los Derechos del Niño así como en las políticas que han apoyado este progreso y en las lecciones que se pueden aprender para mejorar el papel de la niñez en la agenda regional y global de desarrollo sostenible.

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