Established in October 2020, the InterAgency Institute is a digital think tank, as a Research Collective, founded by a group of women, from the Global South and academic peripheries.

What do we do?

Our main focus is human security. We publish and talk within academia, international organizations and public opinion outlets.


As a virtual think tank, we are built as a collective of researchers, integrated as members or affiliates. Members can vote for the integration of the new researchers and be elected annually for the Board.


We do research and advocacy on security & social policy agendas that affect human rights and human-being.


Our main publication product is the IA Policy Brief Series, registered under the ISSN 2789-8040. Our other publications include Reports and Glossary, all part of our ZENODO library, under the European Union OPEN AIRE base.


Leading projects that are the focus of our next events and publications.

Current Projects

The InterAgency Institute (IA) is the lead of the Conference “Armas autónomas letais, inteligência artificial e a lusofonia”. The event was supported by the campaign Stop Killer Robots, and is dedicated to the Portuguese-speaking countries. The conference videos are at the IA youtube channel.


The InterAgency Institute (IA) participates as a civil society member advocating for the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons System. Geneva.

Stop Killer Robots - 2022-2023

Latest News

Conference in Luxembourg debates autonomous weapons

The main expert panel conjured the spirit of Belén to point out the need for a legally binding instrument with meaningful human control

Members from the military institutions, private sector, field experts and organized civil society gathered in the south of Luxembourg in late April to discuss the regulation of autonomous weapons systems during the Luxembourg Autonomous Weapons Systems Conference. The initiative was organized by Luxembourg’s Directorate of Defense from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. 

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Global Futures Forum

Our board member Luzia Becker and affiliate researcher Ana Clara Simões participated in the Global Futures Forum from March 20th to March 21st, 2023. It was a unique opportunity to collectively discuss and draw new paths to face the environmental, human rights, economic, development, peace, and security issues ahead of us.

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UNODC Report on Trafficking in Persons

Ana Paula Rodriguez, from the Local Development research group, represented the InterAgency Institute at the UNODC meeting to review the 2022 Report on Trafficking in Persons. The methodology for collecting and analyzing data for the construction of the report was addressed, and afterwards, the Stakeholders were given space for doubts and suggestions. The IA, as an active stakeholder in the SE4U initiative, actively contributed to building dialogue and made observations about the capture of data from other international organizations and the difficulty of arriving at a number consistent with the reality of human trafficking.

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