The Pathfinders are a group of 36 UN member states, international organizations, global partnerships, civil society and the private sector. Contact us to explore membership of new pathfinder countries and other partners.
 

We work to accelerate action to implement the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+). In September 2017, the Pathfinders launched the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. An updated version was published at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019.
 

Following the first SDG Summit in September 2019, the Pathfinders continues to act as a platform for action. We aim to demonstrate measurable change against the SDG16+ targets in Pathfinder countries by the second summit in 2023 by working on three objectives:
 

  • National delivery – increase national ambition, coherence, innovation, and reporting, so that a growing number of Pathfinder countries fulfil commitments to implement SDG16+.
     

  • International delivery – strengthen strategies and momentum at international and regional levels, so that partners more effectively support implementation of elements of the roadmap.
     

  • Grand challenges – raise ambition, increase political will, and set a policy and learning agenda in three key areas: promoting justice for all, preventing violence, and tackling exclusion and inequality.

PATHFINDER COUNTRIES

Afghanistan

Colombia

Germany

Liberia

Qatar

Sweden

Argentina

Costa Rica

Ghana

Liechtenstein

Republic of Korea

Switzerland

Brazil

Czech Republic

Guatemala

Mexico

Rwanda

Timor-Leste

Cabo Verde

Denmark

Indonesia

Netherlands

Sierra Leone

Tunisia

Canada

Ethiopia

Ireland

Norway

Somalia

United Kingdom

Central African Republic

Georgia

Jordan

Peru

Sri Lanka

Uruguay

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The Pathfinders was co-founded by and is hosted by the New York University Center on International Cooperation.

ADVISORS

Liv Tørres

Director
 

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Justine Brouillaud

Communications Officer

Alisa Jimenez

Program Associate, Justice for All

Harshani Dharmadasa

Deputy Associate Director

Anthony Triolo

Senior Program Officer, Justice for All

Paula Sevilla N​úñez

Program Associate, Inequality and Exclusion

Karina Gerlach

Senior Advisor

Paul Von Chamier

Research Officer, 
Inequality and Exclusion

Marta Bautista Forcada

Program Assistant, International Delivery

Maaike de Langen

Program Lead on 
Justice for All

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Marta Fernandez Maeso

Executive Assistant to the Director, Communications Associate

Ariana Lippi

Program Assistant, Justice for All

Michael Higgins

Program Lead on Inequality and Exclusion
 

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Bojan Francuz

Program Associate, 
 Halving Global Violence

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Senior Advisor

 

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Sam Muller

CEO and Founder of The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL)

 

Principal SecDev Group and Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute


 

Former Head of Office for Access to Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Ben Phillips

Advisor, Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion

 

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Independent Expert on Justice and Governance

Gustavo Maurino

Former National Director of Access to Justice for the National Ministry of Justice, Argentina

OUR PARTNERS

INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROADMAP

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, UN Global Compact, UN Habitat, UNICEF, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Women, World Bank. 16+ Forum, Alliance 8.7, g7+, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Namati, Open Government Partnership, Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network.

PARTNERS FOR THE GRAND CHALLENGE ON JUSTICE

Bingham Centre on the Rule of Law, Cordaid, The Elders, Hague Institute for Innovation of Law, The International Center for Transitional Justice, International Development Law Organization, International Development Research Centre, International Legal Assistance Consortium, the Justice for All Campaign, Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, Microjustice4All, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Namati, Overseas Development Institute, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Open Government Partnership, Open Society Justice Initiative, University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC – INEGI Center of Excellence, UN Women, White & Case LLP, World Bank, World Justice Project.

PARTNERS FOR THE GRAND CHALLENGE ON INEQUALITY AND EXCLUSION

CIVICUS, Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security, Global Centre for Pluralism, International Trade Union Confederation, Inuka Foundation, Jasmine Foundation, New School for Social Research, Open Society Foundations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Oxfam, United Nations, World Bank.

PARTNERS PROVIDING GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of Argentina for their support in-kind. 

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