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
Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.
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 09, 2014
Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa
West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.
September 09, 2014
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Why We Fail, and What Can be Done About It
In the twenty years since the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations system has developed a considerable body of policies, principles, and practices dedicated to the goal of preventing future atrocities.
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.
September 15, 2014
Engaging Young People on Democracy