Iveta Cherneva

Iveta Cherneva is an author and commentator on global governance and international organizations, security, human rights, and sustainability. Her career includes work for the UN, U.S. Congress, Oxford University, and think tanks in several of the world's diplomatic capitals. Iveta is the author of Trafficking for Begging (2011); The UN Security Council, the ICJ, and Judicial Review (2013); editor of The Business Case for Sustainable Finance (2012); and co-author of Regulating the Global Security Industry (2009). Appointed Atlantic Council young leader in 2012 and William H. Donner Human Rights Fellow in 2007, she is a frequent commentator in international news media. Iveta has testified before the UN Working Group on business and human rights.

Fletcher Forum articles by Iveta Cherneva:


2015: The Year for Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

April 2, 2015 by Iveta Cherneva
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All eyes in 2015 are on the United Nations. The new development plan to succeed the Millennium Development Goals will be announced this year, but another UN process—equally important to human well-being—is gaining speed: the strengthening of the UN human rights treaty bodies.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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The New Deal for Fragile States: How to Measure Progress

January 11, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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The New Deal for Fragile States is a departure from the traditional donor-centered approach, but it remains to be seen whether the country-led framework will yield better results.

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Bulgaria’s Twitter Revolution

July 15, 2013 by Iveta Cherneva
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The protests in Bulgaria—along with those recent and ongoing in Turkey, Brazil, and Egypt—represent a global movement with a common demand: a more responsive political system.

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