Conferences - Monday, January 22, 2007
IPI Hosts Retreat with the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative
On January 16th-18th, IPI hosted a small, high-level retreat on the rising importance of global health issues on the international foreign policy agenda.
The event was part of a series of workshops and meetings of the seven countries of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative--Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand--which aims to raise the profile of health issues on the global foreign policy agenda.The IPI retreat, hosted at Greentree Foundation Conference Centre in New York, presented an opportunity for the representatives of the Initiative to meet and brainstorm together with eminent outside experts from the academic community and the United Nations. Specific themes included the indirect costs to human health of war and conflict; public health priorities on the development agenda; safe use of biotechnology, bio-development, and biosecurity; human resources for health; health initiatives as a bridge for peace; and the role of health in UN humanitarian response and peace operations.
The Global Observatory
Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.
Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
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.
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.
September 30, 2014
Vike-Freiberga: Rethinking the United Nations
In a speech delivered at IPI on September 30th, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga gave a sobering historical analysis of the gains and setbacks made by the international system over the past century and, focusing on the UN, she called for a rethinking of the organization’s structure and approach to peace.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt