Conferences - Thursday, March 22, 2007
The UN Secretariat: A Brief History
At a recent reception, IPI launched its latest book, The UN Secretariat: A Brief History, written by Dr. Thant Myint-U and Dr. Amy Scott.
In recent years, much debate at the United Nations has centered on the reform of the Secretariat and its management. This long-standing discussion, nearly as old as the UN itself, is certain to continue into the future. Yet the successes and failures of past reform attempts are often quickly forgotten and rarely written down.
With the publication of The UN Secretariat: A Brief History, IPA aims to fill a gap in existing literature about the UN by providing a concise history of the Secretariat and attempts to reform it. The book outlines the evolution of the Secretariat's role and its relationship to other organs of the UN, describes the history of its structure and management and delves into recurring issues, such as senior appointments and budget crises. Coinciding with the arrival of a new Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, IPA hopes that this book will encourage historically informed and engaged discussions on a UN organ critical to the organization's overall success.
The Global Observatory
The Responsibility to Protect Principle is Not the Problem: Interview with Jennifer Welsh
Why hasn’t the principle adopted by the United Nations in 2005 to prevent genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing—known as the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP)—helped to stop the war crimes in Syria?
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
December 02, 2013
Latin America Focus of Fourth ''Being a Peacekeeper'' Event
On December 2-3, IPI brought together 24 representatives from eleven Latin American countries with senior officials from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to discuss the current state—as well as the future—of Latin American military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 26, 2013
Addressing the Crisis in Central African Republic
How to prevent catastrophe in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the topic of an event at the International Peace Institute on November 26th. Ten months after a military coup brought the current transitional government to power, the Central African Republic is wracked by massive human rights violations, sectarian violence, attacks on civilians, and reprisals by self-defense groups.
December 10, 2013
Video: Human Rights in Peacekeeping
December 09, 2013
Video: Heraldo Muñoz on Benazir Bhutto's Assassination
December 03, 2013
IPI Editor Adam Lupel Quoted on the Politics of Genocide [IRIN News]