UNU Centre for Policy Research

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Combining research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate solutions for current and future challenges.

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Research Highlights

Report

Disinformation and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa

Security Implications of AI-Altered Information Environments.

13 Feb 2024

News

Inputs to the Summit of the Future

Developing and promoting solutions to address key challenges, shaping conversations, and strategically engaging with key stakeholders.

13 Mar 2024

Selected Projects

Project

A Breakthrough for People and Planet

Building Momentum for the Summit of the Future and Beyond.

24 Jul 2023

Project

Development and Peace Responses to Forced Displacement: The Role of Political Will

Examining the importance of political will for shaping development and peace responses to refugee and IDP situations

24 Jul 2023

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Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

FAST mobilizes the financial sector to address modern slavery and human trafficking

24 Jul 2023

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Thematic Review on Youth, Peace and Security

Examining how the Peacebuilding Fund has contributed to realizing the 'YPS' agenda over the past five years.

09 Feb 2024

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Thematic Review on Human Rights and Peacebuilding

Evaluating the Peacebuilding Fund's role in fostering synergies between human rights and peacebuilding.

09 Feb 2024

Project

Modern Slavery Risks Among People Lacking Official Documentation

This project examines modern slavery risks among people lacking documentation globally, including in Brazil, Kenya, and Nepal.

18 Jan 2024

Project

Improving Multilateral Approaches to Countering Organized Crime in Conflict-Affected States: Mali and the Central African Republic

Examining why certain conflict-affected states have developed high levels of organized crime - and exploring multilateral responses.

25 Jul 2023

News

Extending Access to Justice for Migrants in the Global South

New paper emphasizes importance of approaching access to justice as part and parcel of a broader agenda for social justice.

18 Mar 2023

High-Level Advisory Board

A Breakthrough for People and Planet

A report from the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism, with input from UNU-CPR, outlines an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system, ensuring it is better positioned to address current and future challenges.
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Recent Publications

Brief

Lessons from the Survivor Inclusion Initiative

Providing financial access for survivors and other communities vulnerable to modern slavery

03 Apr 2024

Brief

Developing a Public Private Partnership Approach to Increase Financial Inclusion for Modern Slavery Survivors in Mexico

An overview of a pilot intervention in Mexico to widen access to basic banking services for modern slavery survivors.

14 Mar 2024

Brief

Exploring Migrant Survivors' Remittance Needs in the United States

Presenting the findings of a FAST survivor inclusion pilot programme.

02 Mar 2024

Brief

Tackling Illicit Financial Flows at Source: Adopting a ‘Location-Centred Approach’ to Address Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Advanced monitoring of suspicious transactions to enhance the targeting of exploitative crimes.

02 Mar 2024

Report

UN Peace Operations and Human Rights: A Thematic Study

Examining how efforts to advance human rights contribute to the effectiveness and broader mission objectives of UN peace operations.

01 Mar 2024

Brief

Elevating the UN Peacebuilding Commission: Proposals for the Summit of the Future

Recommendations to improve the UN’s Peacebuilding Commission ahead of the Summit of the Future.

26 Jan 2024

Report

Modern Slavery and Financial Exclusion: Exploring Crisis-Related Risks for Men

Enhancing efforts to combat modern slavery and promote financial inclusion, inclusive of diverse men, during times of crisis.

31 Jan 2024

Report

Asset Recovery and Restitution

Leveraging Inter-agency and Multi-stakeholder Cooperation to Facilitate Compensation for Victims and Survivors of Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.

21 Nov 2023

News

News

Inputs to the Summit of the Future

Developing and promoting solutions to address key challenges, shaping conversations, and strategically engaging with key stakeholders.

13 Mar 2024

News

FAST and ACAMS Unveil Spanish Translation of Vital Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Certificate

Training certificate for anti-financial crime professionals in the public and private sectors now available in Spanish.

07 Mar 2024

News

FAST Supports Public-Private Partnerships Against Trafficking in Human Beings at EFIPPP Plenary

FAST presents research and best practices to support the launch of an initiative on Trafficking in Human Beings (THB).

23 Dec 2023

News

Combating Modern Slavery Through ESG in the Financial Sector

Aligning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in financial sector actions to end modern slavery.

13 Dec 2023

Events

Event

Women, Remittances and Digital Finance: Pioneering Gender-Responsive Policies and Practice

Addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.

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Event

Book Launch: Palgrave Handbook of South-South Migration and Inequality

UNU-CPR and partners gathered for the Palgrave Handbook book launch event with editors Heaven Crawley and Joseph Teye during Migration Week 2024.

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Event

Stronger Partnerships, Regional Prevention, and the New Agenda for Peace: A Dialogue Towards the Summit of the Future

Critical considerations for the upcoming Summit of the Future.

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FAST Annual Stakeholder Convening 2023

Sharing knowledge and practices to help eradicate modern slavery.

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Migration for Development and Equality