Past Programs and Projects


Sustainable Development Goal 16 to “promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies” is unique among the SDGs for its nuanced, robust approach to achieving sustainable development in tandem with global peace and security.


Research and Analysis

August 2, 2016 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

The international community labored for years to conceptualize a new global development agenda to succeed the famed Millennium Development Goals. 

June 27, 2016 | EXPERT: Ariella Knight , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

As the world closed the books on the Millenium Development Goals last year (MDGs), there was much to celebrate.

March 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) decided to widen its definition of official development assistance to include certain security and defense costs, including measures to prevent violent extremism and provide limited military training.

September 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

An economy does not grow easily in the midst of a crossfire. The United Nations opens its 70th session on September 15, and later this month diplomats are poised to adopt a new approach to global development.

March 17, 2015 | EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

In 2000, diplomats at the United Nations adopted eight development goals aimed at poverty reduction, education, nutrition, gender equality and safeguarding the environment in the world’s poorest countries.

December 19, 2014 | EXPERT: Ariella Knight , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

There are two reasons why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are being securitized - 1) the hard lessons learned while implementing the Millennium Development Goals, and 2) a growing conviction that sustainable development and security are inextricably linked.
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