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Research Highlights

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

Blog Post

Climate Change and Human Mobility in the Global South

Challenging Western narratives can broaden understanding of climate mobility, enhance policymaking, and allow communities to shape their futures.

20 Feb 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

Project

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

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

24 Jul 2023

Project

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

Project

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

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

Brief

Elevating the Environment in the Multilateral System

Enabling the UN to play a more meaningful role in a global transition towards a more sustainable relationship with nature.

10 Nov 2023

Brief

Artificial Intelligence: Addressing or Distorting the Modern Slavery Challenge?

Leveraging AI's potential and mitigating its risks in efforts to address modern slavery.

18 Oct 2023

Brief

A Global Architecture for Artificial Intelligence

Consolidating key questions surrounding global AI governance.

17 Oct 2023

Brief

Lessons from Canada's Approach to Extending Financial Access to Survivors of Modern Slavery

Taking Canada’s financial access for survivors approach to the next level.

17 Oct 2023

Brief

Accelerating Change: The Potential of Capital Market Actors in Addressing Modern Slavery

Insights, best practice examples, case studies, and recommendations to empower Capital Market Actors.

14 Oct 2023

News

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

News

Stock Exchange Guidance on Modern Slavery Growing, But More Needed

Although more stock exchanges reference modern slavery in their ESG disclosure guidance, variation in terms of coverage and details remains.

30 Nov 2023

News

Targeting the International Anti-Money Laundering Regime to Address Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

Changing the anti-money laundering regime would bring important shifts in the global economy, resulting in less exploitation and fewer labour abuses.

20 Nov 2023

Events

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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Event

FAST Annual Stakeholder Convening 2023

Sharing knowledge and practices to help eradicate modern slavery.

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Workshop

Expert Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships in Global Data Governance

Facilitating an exchange of perspectives on improved public-private partnerships in data governance.

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Migration for Development and Equality