General Announcements - November 13, 2014
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.
General Announcements - January 13, 2012
Illicit money flows linked to global crime syndicates are conservatively estimated at US$130 billion annually. As criminal networks expand, they increasingly ignore international borders while law enforcement agencies remain largely confined to their own national boundaries.
General Announcements - October 04, 2011
Transnational criminal networks are corrupting and undermining state institutions in some countries to such an extent that they pose a threat to the state itself, according to two new reports from IPI made public on October 4th in Nairobi at a policy forum addressed by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila A. Odinga.
Comment & Analysis - September 30, 2010
As representatives from more than 100 UN member states gear up for the Fifth Conference of the States Party to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, one wonders whether the gathering will be another anti-climax or will see delegates heed the plea by Antonio Maria Costa, the former executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Comment & Analysis - December 11, 2009
The adoption of a presidential statement on drug trafficking by the UN Security Council on December 8, 2009 represents a milestone in the global drug control debate, and a turning point in the world body’s approach to the issue.