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Policy Papers - May 13, 2014

Small States at the United Nations: Diverse Perspectives, Shared Opportunities

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Small states make up the majority of United Nations member states, and they are among the strongest advocates for the rules-based multilateral system. Yet many small states face challenges in advancing their interests at the UN.  

 

Policy Papers - July 16, 2014

New Report: Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

Patrice Sartre

The Gulf of Guinea has become notorious for violence, conflict, and political instability, which often have origins in bad governance, corruption, and failures of social and economic development. How can national governments and multilateral organizations best respond?  

 

Meeting Notes - October 10, 2013

Meeting Note: Conflict, Violence, and Instability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Suparva Narasimhaiah, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes the findings of a workshop on April 26, 2013, which brought together members from the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds, and programs, along with outside experts to assess the lessons learned so far on the impact of conflict, violence, and instability on development, and to consider strategies for addressing them in the post-2015 development agenda. 

 

Policy Papers - September 17, 2012

Advancing the Rule of Law Agenda at the 67th General Assembly

The rule of law has been gaining significant attention in the United Nations since 2004. Now, in 2012, the UN General Assembly will devote its opening high-level event to the topic for the first time. 

 

Policy Papers - July 16, 2012

Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States

Rachel Locke and Vanessa Wyeth

This issue brief outlines the development of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, explores the challenges and dilemmas the agreement raises, and examines prospects for its implementation, with a particular focus on the role of the United Nations.