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Brazil's Participation in MINUSTAH (2004-2017)
Brazil’s contribution to United Nations (UN) missions started exactly 70 years ago, when Brazilian...
Implementing the “Women, Peace and Security” agenda in Brazil
This article presents an analysis of the content of the National Plan of Action (NAP) on women, peace...
Aligning Agendas: Drugs, Sustainable Development, and the Drive for Policy Coherence
February, 2018 Current drug policy too often has a negative impact on communities and runs counter to...
Homicides of children and adolescents in Brazil
The publication analyzes the increase in the child and youth homicides between 1980 and 2014 in Brazil.
Central African Republic: historical roots and immediate causes of conflict
This policy brief from the Igarapé Institute presents the historical roots and immediate causes of the...
Global Flow - migration and security
This discussion paper takes a look at some of the key challenges facing global policymakers as they seek...
Will Cuba Update its Drug Policy for the Twenty First Century?
This publication analyzes Cuba's drug policy in the Twenty First Century: its challenges for an update...
Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation
Data-Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation seeks to highlight how cities have achieved the use of data...
A State of insecurity: the case of Rio de Janeiro
This article considers the state of insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, highlighting official trends in crime...
Safe Cities Index 2017
The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC.
Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative
This Report is an output of Know Violence in Childhood – an independent global learning initiative. The...
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Las agencias multilaterales y el enfoque de "seguridad ciudadana" en América Latina
Multilateral development agencies have played a highly important role in the prevention and reduction...
Spotlight Synthesis Report - The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Brazil
The present publication is a Synthesis of the Spotlight Report of the Civil Society Working Group for...
On the brink of danger
Strategic Note about a relatively new phenomenon in international relations: since the nineties, there...
Haitian Women’s Experiences of Recovery from Hurricane Matthew
June, 2017 On 4 October 2016 Haiti was struck by a category five hurricane, the strongest such storm...
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The humanitarian consequences of violence in Central America
Pesquisadores e especialistas  falam do tema sob os mais variados espectros da questão humanitária, do...
The Rise of Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American and Caribbean societies are among the most violent on earth. The problem appears to be...
Brazil, the Internet and the Digital Bill of Rights
April, 2017 Through interviews and research on primary and secondary data, the Strategic Article outlines...
The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations from a Brazilian Perspective
March, 2017 This report resumes the event which examined the extent to which the country has incorporated...
Achieving Gender Equality
Esta Nota Estratégica tem como objetivo destacar boas práticas na implementação de diferentes planos...
A “Brazilian way”? Brazil’s approach to peacebuilding
Drawing on interviews with Brazilian diplomats and official documents, this paper examines the context,...
Remodelling global cooperation
Robert Muggah and other independent thinkers talk about global governance
Harnessing Public-Private: Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda
Our research director, Rob Muggah, contributed to this publication of the World Economic Forum on the...
Global Peace Operations Review: Annual Compilation 2016
Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Rob Muggah contributed to the annual compilation of global peace operations...
A new urban paradigm: pathways to sustainable development
In collaboration with UNDP, the Igarapé Institute has launched a new publication on cities and development
Brazil and francophone Africa
This paper aims at examining how francophone Africa presently perceives Brazil’s ambitions in light of...
Controlando el territorio y construyendo seguridad
[Em Espanhol] Esta publicación contiene textos sobre el proceso de paz en Colombia - y un prólogo escrito...
Principles and practices for implementing body cameras for law enforcement
This Strategic Paper aims to discuss principles and practices for implementing body cameras for law enforcement...
Transforming Our World
this publication provides an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence...
Brazilian Peacekeeping
This policy brief revisits the country’s evolving role and strategic use of peacekeeping.
What do children say?
This publication gathers the results of surveys done in partnership with World Vision in 12 cities across...
Researchers’ manifesto in support of the Disarmament Statute
Fifty-seven researchers from public safety sign this manifesto against the Bill 3722/12.
Tough on the Weak - Drug Laws and Policing
September, 2016   This article aims to identify the main impacts of drug law enforcement on policing....
Preparing Civilian Experts to work in Vulnerable Places
This brief examines Brazil’s potential for preparing civilian experts to work in unstable contexts.
Urban governance in fragile cities
This publication presents strategies that help enhance resilience in cities experiencing fragility.
Book: Building Sustainable Peace
This book offers some fact based approaches to building sustainable peace.
A Path Forged Over Time
This Strategic Note identifies key thematic features of Brazil’s long history of United Nations operations,...
Responsible Investment in Fragile Contexts
The following report examines ways that companies can mitigate the risks of investing in fragile settings.
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime
This research report examines the impact of criminal deportation to Honduras on public safety in Canada.
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Book: Open Empowerment: From Digital Protest to Cyber War
This book shines a light on digital protest and cyber crime from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia to El...
Global Report on Urban Health
This timely report comes at a decisive moment in history where we can reshape urban environments and...
Charting Out the Digital Ecosystem of Gangs in the U.S. and Mexico
This article considers the digital ecosystem linking gangs in San Diego, Tijuana and more widely across...
The State of Security and Justice in Brazil: Reviewing the Evidence
This text analyzes Brazil's internal issues on justice and security agendas.
Mídia: What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City? A Test of Two Theories of Crime
What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City?
    What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City? A Test of Two Theories of Crime There are...
Brazil must support a comprehensive approach to peace in Syria
Brazil would do well to support a comprehensive approach to stability and reconstruction in Syria as...
Preparing Stabilisation for 21st Century Security Challenges
Stabilisation, as a concept and set of practices, has proliferated over the past two decades and is now...
Sequencing Next Generation Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Peace Processes
The disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants is a mainstay of the contemporary...
Tackling Gun Violence in India
India has reached the second largest number of homicides in the world, which policies should be applied...
Dialogue on Safety and Security: Insights from Cape Town
The Cape Town Dialogue included a number of in-depth discussions about crime and violence prevention...
Counting Conflict Deaths
This briefing note is intended to assist the Inter-Agency and Experts Group (IAEG) on SDG indicators...
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