Conferences - Thursday, May 08, 2008
Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Small Arms and Light Weapons
IPI's Coping with Crisis program organized a roundtable meeting on small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the Millennium Hotel in New York City. It was the fourth of five such meetings of "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."The roundtable opened with a general discussion of current policies on SALW control and possible strategies for improvement, before moving on to sessions dedicated to further analysis some of the most important dimensions of SALW.
Topics covered included SALW record keeping; the role of the UN; possible moves towards an arms treaty; and second generation measures. The two-day event also shed light on SALW in postconflict states and the current activities of the UN community in recording and reducing the world's supply of small arms and light weapons. The roundtable culminated in the development of recommendations on how to strengthen multilateral capacity for SALW control.
H.E. Mr. Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations
Professor Dr. Herbert Wulf, Adjunct Senior Researcher, Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg/Essen and Associate, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
Dr. Edward Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute
The Global Observatory
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September 09, 2014
Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa
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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
Video: Engaging Young People on Democracy