General Announcements - February 16, 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
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Key Global Events to Watch in March
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.
February 26, 2014
Roméo Dallaire: Neutralize Child Soldiers Without Destroying Them
“We believe that by better training both police and military and a whole new dimension of working much closer, particularly information-wise, with NGOs and other agencies on the ground, we can work at neutralizing without destroying children as a system of weaponry in this era,” said Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) at an IPI event on February 26th.
February 19, 2014
Gary Bass: Forgotten Genocide May Portend Future Stain on UN Inaction
The inability of the United Nations Security Council to halt mass atrocities in East Pakistan some 40 years ago has parallels to current inaction in North Korea, argued Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, on February 19th.
February 18, 2014
Jok: Near Collapse in South Sudan Is Shocking but Not Surprising
The events that recently brought South Sudan to a near collapse were “extremely shocking, but they were not surprising by any means,” said Jok Madut Jok, Executive Director of The Sudd Institute, at the International Peace Institute on February 18. “It was only a matter of time before the country returned to this kind of situation,” he added.