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Justice, Human Rights, and the International Legal SystemRead more

Tenth ICM Retreat Analyzes Justice, Human Rights, and the International Legal SystemRead more
12-18-2015
Justice and accountability for human rights violations occupy a major place on the stage of international relations, both in the multilateral system anchored in the United Nations, as well as more globally. In recent decades, human rights norms and treaties have proliferated, a (...)

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  • Forced Displacement, Refugees, and MigrationRead more

    Sixth ICM Retreat Discusses Forced Displacement, Refugees, and MigrationRead more
    07-15-2015
    Among the major crises of today is the unprecedented rise of forced displacement, refugees and migration flows. By the end of 2014, approximately 60 million people have been forcibly displaced compared to 51.2 million a year earlier and 37.5 million a decade ago. In every region of the world, the numbers of refugees and internally displaced people are on the rise, and the ripple effects (...)

  • Fragile States and Fragile CitiesRead more

    Fourth ICM Retreat Analyzes Fragile States and Fragile CitiesRead more
    05-11-2015
    Fragile states and fragile cities was the topic of the ICM’s fourth retreat held on May 8-9. Experts, academics, and ambassadors representing governments and civil society organizations examined the question: how can the multilateral response to “fragility” be made more efficient and effective? With 1.4 billion people living in fragile states and more than half of the world’s population living in cities (...)

  • Women, Peace and SecurityRead more

    Fifth ICM Retreat Examines Women, Peace and SecurityRead more
    06-23-2015
    How can the multilateral system embrace women’s participation in peace and security processes and implement the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 1325? These were the key questions at the ICM’s fifth retreat held on June 19-20. Thirty UN ambassadors, experts, and practitioners representing governments and civil society organizations convened to examine some of the challenges in the multilateral system (...)

  • Communication Strategy for the UN Multilateral SystemRead more

    Fifteenth ICM Retreat Discusses Communication Strategy for the UN Multilateral SystemRead more
    04-18-2016
    The UN is unique in its universality, credibility and unmatched convening power. There are parts of the world where the UN’s word is the ultimate benchmark. Seventy years after its inception, the UN continues to project success stories: from the adoption of the historic 2030 Agenda to spearheading the COP21 Paris Agreement. And yet, in other parts of the world, the UN’s relevance (...)

Fifteen Issue Areas Cover Scope of Multilateral System

Over the course of two years, the Independent Commission on Multilateralism has been analyzing the multilateral system through the lens of fifteen issue areas.

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