Policy Papers - April 08, 2009
Conflict Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: IPI Blue Paper no. 7
Jenna Slotin, Lead Rapporteur
This Blue Paper addresses both conflict prevention and the related but distinct concept of the responsibility to protect (RtoP). IPI deals with these issues in the expectation that exploring the challenges and opportunities facing each may help to clarify how to move forward in a mutually reinforcing manner from rhetoric to action on both fronts. The Blue Paper lays out recommendations on how to (1) establish early-warning capability; (2) enhance multilateral capacity to respond; (3) reinforce member-state oversight and input; (4) enhance strategic partnerships; and (5) conduct ongoing studies of RtoP.
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