Policy Papers - May 16, 2011
Renewing MONUSCO’S Mandate: What Role Beyond the Elections?
Arthur Boutellis, Guillaume Lacaille
Should the UN Security Council limit the role of MONUSCO to the protection of civilians in eastern Congo, or should it expand its mandate in an attempt to enforce democratic principles before the elections, at the risk of confronting the incumbent regime? This is the dilemma facing Council members as they prepare to discuss the renewal of MONUSCO's mandate on May 18th.
This issue brief argues that MONUSCO (the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) should be limited to a technical role in the election—as requested by the Congolese authorities—only on the condition that the international community reengages President Joseph Kabila in a frank political dialogue on long-term democratic governance reforms.
The Way Forward for MONUSCO
The Global Observatory
Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.
Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.
September 09, 2014
Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa
West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.
September 09, 2014
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Why We Fail, and What Can be Done About It
In the twenty years since the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations system has developed a considerable body of policies, principles, and practices dedicated to the goal of preventing future atrocities.
August 25, 2014
High-Level Forum Examines Lessons of 1814 and 1914 for Today
2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the bicentenary of the opening of the Congress of Vienna–two dates that profoundly shaped the course of history.
September 15, 2014
Video: Engaging Young People on Democracy