General Announcements - September 16, 2013
Video: Democratization at the Sharp End
On September 16th, IPI together with the United Nations Working Group on Democracy, hosted a policy forum that focused on the UN’s efforts to promote democratization through its various field presences, in commemoration of the International Day of Democracy (IDD).
Michael Doyle, Member of the Board of Directors, International Peace Institute; Chair of the Advisory Board of UN Democracy Fund; Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law & Political Science, Columbia University
Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute
Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti
Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic
Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator/UN Development Programme Resident Representative in Belarus who has previously worked in Myanmar, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka, among other countries
Harriette Williams Bright, New York Representative and Advocacy Officer, Femmes Africa Solidarité
The Global Observatory
Boko Haram Deal to Release Girls Met With Hope and Skepticism
The announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram has raised hope as well as speculations over its authenticity.
Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
October 09, 2014
Rethinking Women and Forced Migration
The drastic increase in conflicts around the globe has seen the world’s displaced population pass 55 million people, and the fact that 80% of them are women and children is prompting many to rethink how the international community is responding.
October 09, 2014
Africa: China’s Second Continent
Speaking at an IPI Distinguished Author Series event on October 9th, author Howard French made a case for how Western underestimation of Africa’s economic promise has enabled China to establish an economic and human presence on the continent, leading to the permanent migration there of nearly 2 million Chinese.
September 30, 2014
Vike-Freiberga: Rethinking the United Nations
In a speech delivered at IPI on September 30th, Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga gave a sobering historical analysis of the gains and setbacks made by the international system over the past century and, focusing on the UN, she called for a rethinking of the organization’s structure and approach to peace.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt