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.
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July 17, 2014
EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping
The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.
July 01, 2014
SRSG Johnson: South Sudan Crisis Changed UNMISS “Mindset”
Hilde Johnson, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), gave an overflow IPI audience a dramatic account of the challenging situation that has faced the United Nations in the country since the eruption of mass violence at the end of last year.
June 25, 2014
Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement
From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.