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
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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.”