Conferences - Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Counterterrorism Capacity Building in Asia and Africa
The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Featuring two panels, speakers presented findings from the featured reports and discussed the interlinkages between counterterrorism and development assistance and the possibilities for achieving integrated implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Following each presentation, question and answer sessions allowed the academics, expert practitioners and UN Member States present to engage in a lively discussion.
Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute
Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations
"The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Developing Countries: Facilitating Integrated Assistance"
Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning and Chairman, Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force
"Good Practices of Development Assistance in Support of Building Counter-Terrorism Capacity in Developing Countries"
Finn Skadkaer Pedersen and Julian Elgaard Brett, Skadkaer Consult
"Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Eastern Africa"
Eric Rosand and Alistair Millar, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
The Global Observatory
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
February 26, 2014
Roméo Dallaire: Neutralize Child Soldiers Without Destroying Them
“We believe that by better training both police and military and a whole new dimension of working much closer, particularly information-wise, with NGOs and other agencies on the ground, we can work at neutralizing without destroying children as a system of weaponry in this era,” said Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) at an IPI event on February 26th.
February 19, 2014
Gary Bass: Forgotten Genocide May Portend Future Stain on UN Inaction
The inability of the United Nations Security Council to halt mass atrocities in East Pakistan some 40 years ago has parallels to current inaction in North Korea, argued Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, on February 19th.
February 18, 2014
Jok: Near Collapse in South Sudan Is Shocking but Not Surprising
The events that recently brought South Sudan to a near collapse were “extremely shocking, but they were not surprising by any means,” said Jok Madut Jok, Executive Director of The Sudd Institute, at the International Peace Institute on February 18. “It was only a matter of time before the country returned to this kind of situation,” he added.
December 03, 2013
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