Conferences - Sunday, May 16, 2010
Partnerships in Peace Operations Focus of IPI's 2010 Vienna Seminar
The 2010 Vienna Seminar on “UN Peacekeeping in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Peace" explored the concept and practice of partnership in peace operations. The three-days of discussions focused on the potential for renewed and expanded partnerships to respond more predictably and effectively to current and emerging peace and security challenges, including the challenges and prospects for peacekeeping.
The objectives of the seminar were: 1) to explore the evolution of multilateral peace operations over the past two decades; 2) to identify ways of strengthening partnerships among the United Nations, the African Union, NATO, OSCE, the European Union, and other regional and sub-regional organizations, as well as among major stakeholders at the UN, such as the Security Council, the Peacebuilding Commission, the Secretariat, and troop-contributing countries (TCCs); 3) to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing multilateral partnerships in specific aspects of peace operations, such as civilian protection, police and civilian expertise, and the transition from early-recovery to long-term peacebuilding; and 4) to facilitate the transfer of ideas, experience, and best practices in peace operations between the UN and other peacekeeping and peacebuilding actors, such as member states, NGOs and collective security and regional organizations.
A meeting note on the seminar is forthcoming.
The Global Observatory
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In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.
Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.
September 19, 2014
Madani: Extremist Group Actions “Cannot be Associated with Any Religion”
Iyad Madani, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reaffirmed at IPI the Muslim world’s commitment to religious tolerance and human rights and sought to distance Islam from the recent violent actions at the hands of extremist groups across Africa and the Middle East.
September 15, 2014
Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy
Young people around the world appear increasingly disaffected with politics and political institutions, particularly in countries where corruption is rampant and government accountability is lacking. Yet during a September 15th event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, a group of young political activists from three different continents spoke at IPI
September 10, 2014
Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914
On September 10-11, 2014, the International Peace Institute launched its inaugural meeting at its Middle East Regional Office in Manama, Bahrain titled “Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914.”
September 17, 2014
Video: Strengthening Democratic Governance in Africa