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
Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.
Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.
August 25, 2014
High-Level Forum Examines Lessons of 1814 and 1914 for Today
2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the bicentenary of the opening of the Congress of Vienna–two dates that profoundly shaped the course of history.
July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.
July 07, 2014
IPI Hosts African Junior Fellows
The sixth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought ten African scholars to New York for a month-long familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community, from July 7-31 2014.