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