Meeting Notes - May 31, 2004
A Fork in the Road: Conversations on the Work of the High Level Panel On Threats, Challenges, and Change
International Peace Academy
There is strong support for the decision of the Secretary-General to put the effectiveness and relevance of collective security on the world's agenda.
This paper presents a wide set of reflections on the work of the Panel. There is a genuine and broad awareness that collective response to global challenges is in dire need of repair and upgrade: in concepts, in procedures, in institutions, and in commitment. In various and sometimes also contradicting ways participants have identified where the problems are. Proposals for possible solutions have been made as well. The deliberations clearly express the urgency of the task of the Panel. Indeed, (1) the recommendations of the Panel will have to address the concerns of all; and (2) going beyond analysis, the Panel will have to put forward bold proposals to set a compelling agenda to shape collective responses to meet the world's challenges.
The Global Observatory
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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.