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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September 22, 2014
Kevin Rudd, Former Australian PM, to Chair Independent Commission on Multilateralism
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, will chair the newly launched Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM). The Commission will be co-chaired by Børge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway, and John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada.
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 17, 2014
Abdullahi: To Be “At Peace with Itself,” Africa Needs to Address Structural Flaws
On September 17th, the African Union’s (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs Aisha L. Abdullahi acknowledged that Africa had come a long way in its quest for democratic governance, but added that it would have to address the structural causes that often plunge it into conflict in order to “be at peace with itself, secure, and corruption-free.”