David Steven

Senior Fellow

David Steven is a senior fellow at the UN Foundation, where he leads a team of partners supporting the UN Secretary-General’s response to the request from member states in the 75th anniversary declaration to prepare “recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges.” He is also developing a program for UNF on the future of multilateralism in the era of COVID-19. He is also a senior fellow at the New York University Center on International Cooperation, where he co-founded the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and was founding director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate action for the 2030 Agenda targets for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+). He led the secretariat for the ministerial Task Force on Justice for All and is an advisor to the Justice Leadership Group. David was a Senior External Adviser to and co-author of the UN/World Bank 2018 flagship report Pathways for Peace and a co-author of the OECD’s States of Fragility Report in 2015. He is a former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of The Risk Pivot: Great Powers, International Security, and the Energy Revolution (Brookings Institution Press, 2014).