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Panel Discussions - October 03, 2008

IPI Policy Forum Addresses Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa

On the morning of Monday, September 22, 2008, IPI hosted a breakfast Policy Forum on "Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa." The meeting, chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen and UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa, considered the ways in which local and transnational crime in Africa represents both a cause and a consequence of violence, corruption, and poor governance, and the strategies that international institutions can adopt to arrest this cycle. The meeting was an official Side Event to the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 30, 2008

Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility

The first of a five-part paper series focusing on African subregions, Eastern Africa: Security and the Legacy of Fragility, examines subregional capacity to respond to the multiple challenges facing Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Translation in Arabic

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 30, 2008

African Union Chair Jean Ping Discusses Future of AU

On September 19, 2008, H.E. Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, addressed a group of diplomats and other members of the United Nations and NGO communities in IPI’s Trygve Lie Center.

 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2008

The African Union and its Institutions

The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new volume, The African Union (AU) and Its Institutions, edited by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba, and Tim Murithi. 

 
 

 

Books - May 20, 2008

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: The Story of UNAMSIL

The first in a series of inside histories, Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone relates how a small country's one insignificant in the strategic considerations of the world powers' propelled the United Nations to center stage in a crisis  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 17, 2007

African Union and UN Officials Meet to Improve Capacity Building

The International Peace Institute, in cooperation with the UN Departments of Political Affairs and Peacekeeping Operations, and the African Union (AU), convened a high-level workshop on November 7th-8th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, titled “The Ten-Year Capacity Building Programme: Towards a Broader Understanding of AU-UN Cooperation.”
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 02, 2007

Senegalese President Delivers First Lecture in African Leaders Series

H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, inaugurated IPI's African Leaders Series on September 25th with a speech at the Waldorf-Astoria entitled “Consolidation of Peace in Africa and Prospects for Economic Development in Senegal.” IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen introduced President Wade, who followed his speech with a question and answer session. 

 
 

 

Conferences - July 18, 2007

Pacific Settlement of Border Disputes: Lessons from the Resolution of the Bakassi Dispute

“Pacific Settlement of Border Disputes: Lessons from the Resolution of the Bakassi Dispute,” a conference devoted to the Cameroon-Nigeria boundary disagreement, was co-hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI), the University of Yaoundé II, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2007

NEPAD Five Years Later: Critical Institutional and Civil Society Perspectives

This report examines the relationships among peace, security, and development and the importance of regional and international relationships in facing the challenges of NEPAD's implementation.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 23, 2007

IPI SRSG Series: Alan Doss

IPI organized the latest event in its SRSG Series, entitled "Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding" in Liberia. The event featured Mr. Alan Doss, the Secretary-General's Special Representative (SRSG) for Liberia and Coordinator of UN Operations in Liberia.  

 
 

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