General Announcements - April 02, 2014
IPI Celebrates the Opening of the IPI-Middle East Regional Office
The new Middle East Regional Office, located in Manama, Bahrain, will be formally inaugurated on April 5th. Following is the advisory that was circulated today.
IPI Middle East is a regional office of the International Peace Institute. IPI is headquartered in New York, with a regional office for Europe and Central Asia in Vienna, Austria. IPI Middle East is established in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, to promote policy research on global peace and security within the Middle East region.
IPI Middle East will:
• Focus on issues of the region that contribute to the international community‘s efforts to strengthen the collective capability regarding conflict prevention, multilateral diplomacy, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding;
• Address critical challenges within the region, such as armed conflict, state fragility, transnational organized crime, terrorism, and energy security;
• Seek regional partnerships, in support of peace, security, and development.
The Institute was founded in 1970 as the International Peace Academy (IPA), with a focus on training military officers and diplomats for UN peacekeeping operations. In 2008, the organization changed its name to the International Peace Institute (IPI) to reflect its identity as a policy research institution.
IPI promotes the prevention and settlement of conflict by supporting multilateral institutions, governments, civil society, and the private sector on a range of regional and global peace, security, and development challenges.
The Institute pursues its goals through research, policy advice and recommendations, events, facilitation, training, publications, and partnerships with academic institutions and other think tanks.
Rita E. Hauser, Chair of IPI’s Board of Directors
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Honorary Chair
Terje Rød-Larsen, President and CEO
Maha Bahamdoun, Director of the Middle East Regional Office.
IPI Middle East Regional Office Address:
51-52 Harbour House
Bahrain Financial Harbour
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
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