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Robert J. Berg

Berg, Robert J.

Berg, Robert J.

Advisor to the Board, World Academy of Art & Science
Email: BobBerg500@cs.com

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Advisor to the Board, World Academy of Art & Science
Email: BobBerg500@cs.com

Robert J. Berg co-chairs the Funding Committee of the Academy's Board of Trustees. He has served as senior advisor to a number of parts of the UN, including the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, the World Education Forum and the World Summit for Children. He proposed and co-authored the UN's first system-wide substantive initiative, the second being the Millennium Development Goals. Currently he is on a UN expert group concerned with the economic and governance implications of climate change. For many years he led the International Development Conference, the largest forum on international development issues in the US. Prior to that he was senior fellow at the Overseas Development Council, a think tank, and founded the evaluation work of USAID and the OECD/DAC. He serves on non-profit boards in higher education and international development, focusing on peace, community development and health. He currently works with graduate students from number of universities studying UN reform issues.

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Mediation of Conflicts by Civil Society   ( Peace and Security )
Get Full Text in PDF The number and severity of conflicts (violent clashes where there are more than 1000 casualties) have declined markedly since the end of the Cold War. This is shown graphically below despite this being a time of high population growth:1 Figure1: Number of reported, codable deaths from state-based armed conflict, 1946-2005 Even including a rise in the number of terrorist incidents, these trends hold true. 2 The Decline in the Level of Conflicts The causes of this decline...