General Announcements - February 17, 2008
IPI Launches Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Capacity
On February 7-8, IPI launched a new initiative, the Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, with an opening symposium on “Development, Resources, and Environment: Defining Challenges for the Security Agenda.”
The meeting aimed at exploring ways in which cardinal, even existential, threats to humanity – chronic underdevelopment, energy and resource scarcity, environmental degradation and climate change – are shaping both security challenges and our capacity to address them effectively.
IPI’s Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity is a new initiative aimed at developing action-oriented recommendations for redoubling and reorienting the capacity of the United Nations and its partners to deal with emerging, multifaceted and global security challenges. The central goal of these Task Forces will be to identify the policies and institutional modifications needed at the multilateral level to meet emerging security challenges, and the political and institutional strategies needed to bring these policies and architectures into being.
By examining the critical and related issues of underdevelopment, resource scarcity and climate change, the Opening Symposium provided a larger geo-political and economic context for the work of the subsequent Task Forces, which will focus on two core dimensions of the security concerns facing the UN and its partners:
1. Transnational Security Challenges
2. and Inter and Intra-state Armed Conflict.
The Task Forces initiative is established within IPA’s wide-ranging research program on Coping with Crisis, Conflict and Change: The United Nations and Evolving Capacities for Managing Global Crises.
The Global Observatory
UN Strikes Back as Conflict Escalates in Mali
To achieve long-term stability, Mali’s leaders and partners will need to think in terms of years of reconstruction and peacebuilding.
Key Global Events to Watch in January
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, 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.
January 20, 2015
Mongolian Foreign Policy Between ''Two Giants''
On January 20, Mongolia’s new Foreign Minister Purevsuren Lundeg visited the IPI Vienna office and gave an informal briefing on Mongolia’s contemporary foreign policy priorities and challenges.
January 20, 2015
Dutch FM Koenders: ''The Security Council Has to Change''
Speaking to an overflow IPI audience on January 20th, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders acknowledged how far the United Nations has come since its inception 70 years ago but said that the organization still “has a lot of growing up to do.”
December 15, 2014
Fathi: Iran and the Struggle Between Hardliners and Reformers
Discussing her new book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran at IPI on December 15th, author Nazila Fathi said that 35 years after the revolution, Iran is divided between hardliners and a large moderate middle class, but admitted that it is still unclear which of the two sides will gain the upper hand.
September 25, 2014
IPI Remembers Margaret Vogt