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Panel Discussions - October 31, 2014

Creating Benchmarks in Peacekeeping Operations: Realistic, Measurable, Flexible

On October 31, 2014, IPI, in collaboration with the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS), organized an expert roundtable to discuss effective benchmarks in peacekeeping missions. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 27, 2014

Peacekeeping and the OSCE

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) deployed a Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of some 250 civilian international observers.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 13, 2014

Video: Building Peace at the Nexus of Organized Crime, Conflict, and Extremism

On November 13th, IPI together with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the SecDev Foundation, and the Center for International Peace Operations-ZIF, hosted a one-day workshop exploring the complex ways organized crime, conflict, and extremism interact and pose threats to peace, reflecting on how to devise effective responses, in particular for multilateral peace operations and peacebuilding actors.

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Policy Papers - October 27, 2014

New Report Examines East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East Africa continues to be a region experiencing major challenges. In recent years, it has endured regular violent conflicts and steady transnational security threats.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 15, 2014

New Report: Improving UN Capacity for Rapid Deployment

Too many conflicts over the past twenty years—from Rwanda to the Central African Republic—have demonstrated that the costs of intervening in a crisis increase dramatically when deployments of peace operations are delayed. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 10, 2014

Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons

Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. In light of the recent conflict in the North of Yemen and Sana’a, with a constitution-drafting process underway, a referendum to approve a draft constitution, and coming elections all within the next year, the open dialogue established among key parties and factions in Yemen’s transition has become increasingly important.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 09, 2014

Africa: China’s Second Continent

Speaking at an IPI Distinguished Author Series event on October 9th, author Howard French made a case for how Western underestimation of Africa’s economic promise has enabled China to establish an economic and human presence on the continent, leading to the permanent migration there of nearly 2 million Chinese.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 09, 2014

Rethinking Women and Forced Migration

The drastic increase in conflicts around the globe has seen the world’s displaced population pass 55 million people, and the fact that 80% of them are women and children is prompting many to rethink how the international community is responding.  

 
 



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