The world is facing a triple planetary crisis, which includes climate disruption, biodiversity loss, and increased pollution. In addition to threats to public health and geopolitical instability, these crises are associated with a host of negative impacts—spanning from the widening of inequalities and spikes in energy prices to the disruption of supply chains, food security, and global security, with an elevated risk of nuclear war.


The International Cooperation Program of the Igarapé Institute aims to collaborate for more effective, inclusive, and networked multilateralism through three main pillars. First, the enhancement of global governance and reform of the United Nations. Second, the strengthening of resilience to systemic risks. Lastly, the acceleration of a clean and just energy transition, as well as nature-based solutions.


Our actions include: the participation of the President of the Igarapé Institute in the UN’s Secretary-General High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism (HLAB); support for the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General in developing of Our Common Agenda; and projects dedicated to addressing armed conflicts, urban violence, and other sources of fragility, as well as fostering sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda, in partnership with multilateral organizations, bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Comprised of input from academics, youth, civil society and led by the executive office of the United Nations Secretary-General, Our Common Agenda identifies 12 areas in need of strengthened multilateralism.

The president and co-founder of Instituto Igarapé Ilona Szabó was appointed to the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism, where she can make concrete suggestions for more effective multilateral arrangements across a range of key global issues.

Analysis of the flows and dynamics of Forced Migration and Refugees, seeking to promote the advancement of effective legislation and public policies aimed at welcoming and integrating internally displaced persons, migrants and refugees, especially in Latin America.

Innovation in Conflict Prevention (ICP) is a project that seeks to identify promising approaches, responses and practices in the prevention of armed conflict, focusing on six case studies from countries in Africa.

The Brazilian Network for Research on Peacekeeping Operations (REBRAPAZ) was launched in November 2016. Since then, it has organized around 20 events, developed a strategic plan.

Publications in International Cooperation

Some of our latest outputs
in Internacional Cooperation

The war in Ukraine is triggering a re-evaluation of global systemic risk
The world is confronting multiple intersecting geopolitical events with highly unpredictable consequences
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Civil society can push for action on Our Common Agenda
The COP26 in Glasgow may be the world’s last best chance to confront the most pressing global catastrophic risk of our time
Foreign Policy
How the Data Revolution Will Help the World Fight Climate Change
Cities are the front line of climate change as perpetrators, victims, and problem-solvers
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Opinion: How climate financing for the developing world will help all
It is conceivable that 2021 will be remembered as the year we reached a climate action tipping point — and not a moment too soon
Foreign Policy
U.N.’s Guterres Has a Plan to Reboot Multilateralism
Yet now more than ever, humanity’s collective future hinges on effective cooperation
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To Handle Threats, Global Cooperation Needs More Inclusion
The world is facing interconnected and complex global challenges
Foreign Policy
Islamic State-Khorasan’s Reach Extends Far Beyond Afghanistan
The U.S. military responded less than 48 hours later with an unmanned airstrike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province
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U.S.-made weapons seized by Taliban could lead to regional arms bazaar
After all, they've been buying, pilfering and seizing them from ANDSF forces for almost two decades.
Foreign Policy
The Global Networks Working to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear weapons are without doubt the most indiscriminate and inhumane weapons ever conceived
Asia rises again
This map shows how economic power moved from east to west over the course of centuries — and then snapped rapidly back east over the past few decades

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