Non-state governance: “We need to go back to a more fundamental question: should we be there in the first place?”▶
Now that the post-2015 agenda is developing into an integrated framework, how will it define the conflict paradigm?▶
A recent UN workshop highlighted the ‘blind spot’ of men and boys as victims of sexual violence in conflict.▶
Africa remains doomed. This is what the Failed States Index 2013 claims. Three-quarters of the continent is portrayed as ‘critical’, and the other quarter as ‘in danger’ or ‘borderline’.▶
The launch of the seventh Global Peace Index and the integration of socio-economic indicators.▶
The HLP report does not seem far-reaching enough to put its idealistic image-sketching into practice▶
Discussions on what should be the new global agenda after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) started years ago. The post-2015 agenda has been central in several previous debates on The Broker. This is a short synopsis of other r...▶
After our three-month debate on food security, the report with the main findings and recommendations is online. Over 90 international experts helped determine key challenges and offered answers on how a knowledge-based policy can tackle global foo...▶
Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. The debate highlights several strategies, for example, focusing on the loc...▶
The UN’s two-day event on water issued a call for a Post-2015 development framework that is less fragmented than the process of formulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is integrated with the sustainable development agenda. So far,...▶
Karlijn was a knowledge broker on human security and coordinator of the Sahel Watch programme. She also worked with the Food and Business knowledge platform. Earlier she worked for the knowledge platform Security and Rule of Law.
Karlijn studied international development in Amsterdam and journalism in Cardiff. Her interests include state building, peace processes, international interventions, rule of law and human security. Karlijn previously worked as a policy member on International Affairs & Globalization. During her studies she volunteered for Amnesty International and was a member of the Dutch ‘Third Chamber’.