DAVID STEVEN

THOUGHT LEADER AND STRATEGIST FOR SDG16+

 

ABOUT

Over the past ten years, David Steven has worked on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – in particular, the SDG16+ targets for building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. He co-founded the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and led the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. He is a Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation and also New York University's Center on International Cooperation and takes on consultancy projects through River Path Associates. He is a co-editor of the global risks website Global Dashboard.

 

SDG16+

Developed the SDG16+ framework
 

Founded the Pathfinders as an action platform for the implementation of SDG16+ – with more than 30 governments and other global partners

Developed the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Through the Task Force on Justice, launched a new vision and strategy for providing justice for all

Senior External Adviser for the UN-World Bank flagship study Pathways for Peace

Mobilized SDG16+ partners for the High-level Political Forum, SDG Summit, and Decade of Action for the SDGs

Helped found the Peace in Our Cities initiative that brings mayors together to halve urban violence

THE ROADMAP FOR PEACEFUL, JUST AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES

A shared vision for how to deliver the 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+), and a first guide for those who are working on implementation.

JUSTICE
FOR ALL

With 5.1 billion people lacking meaningful access to justice, the report of the Task Force on Justice proposes a different approach to justice – putting people at the center of justice systems and justice at the heart of sustainable development.

PATHWAYS
FOR PEACE

UN-World Bank flagship study on preventing violent conflict, which urges the international community to urgently refocus on prevention.

DECADE OF ACTION

Challenge paper reviewing the impact of the first SDG Summit, discussing opportunities for 2020, and identifying opportunities for scaling up action for SDG16+ for the UN’s Decade of Action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
AND OTHER GLOBAL RISKS

Founder of the foreign policy website Global Dashboard

Co-authored articles on the COVID-19 pandemic, and justice and the public health emergency

Helped develop and launch the UK’s network of climate diplomats in 2001

Co-author of The Risk Pivot: Great Powers, International Security, and the Energy Revolution (Brookings Institution Press, 2014)

Co-author of Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization - Risk, Resilience and International Order (Brookings Institution, 2010)

Author of a series of reports on the economic potential of Pakistan’s next generation (British Council, 2009 – 2014)

Co-author of Towards A Theory of Influence for 21st Century Foreign Policy (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2008)

Co-author with David E. Bloom of Something To Be Done: treating HIV/AIDS (Science, 2000)

THE RISK PIVOT

Brookings publication on the global energy markets and the choice facing the world’s top powers – use energy as a weapon of geopolitics or a tool of stable order

CONFRONTING THE LONG CRISIS OF GLOBALIZATION

Brookings report on how globalization could fail – and how it could be made more resilient

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Big challenges demand big ideas, and at Global Dashboard we’re ramping up our content in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

JUSTICE FOR ALL IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

This briefing, Justice for All and the Public Health Emergency, discusses the most pressing priorities for justice leaders and proposes areas for urgent action in the face of a rising number of infections.

 

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST 
THE WORLD’S CHILDREN

Briefing paper, published ahead of the finalization of the SDGs, discussing how to secure a global commitment to end violence against children, and turning that into something more concrete

WHERE NEXT? ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

Challenge paper outlining developments and successes so far of the SDGs for ending violence against children, and reviews the activities of End Violence and the impact of the INSPIRE strategies

PREVENTING VIOLENCE
AGAINST CHILDREN

Author of If Not Now, When? Ending Violence Against the World’s Children

Co-founder and Senior Strategic Adviser of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Contributed to the INSPIRE strategies for ending violence against children and the Global Status Report on Preventing Violence against Children (forthcoming)

 

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