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Meeting Notes - April 14, 2005

Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity: African Military Perspectives

The International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] convened a workshop on April 17-19, 2005, in Bamako, Mali, bringing together seven prominent African military leaders with military representatives from two of Africa's major development partners, France and the United Kingdom, for an in-depth discussion on the requirements for Strengthening African Peacekeeping Capacity.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 09, 2005

The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

The International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] organized a half-day Civil Society Dialogue for civil society activists from the Great Lakes region of Africa in New York on March 26, 2004.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 13, 2004

Civil Society and the State: Partnership for Peace in the Great Lakes Region

Recognizing many challenges to the region's stability, a number of key policy recommendations for consideration within the context of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (IC/GLR) emerged out of the meeting discussions.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 13, 2004

Appraising Efforts to Improve Conflict Management in West Africa

This report stems from the Accra seminar intended to review developments on the implementation of the ECOWAS security mechanism, assess the status of the implementation of the recommendations made at past seminars and provide recommendations to the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and sub-regional organizations on how to improve their strategies for successful intervention in Africa.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2004

Peace, Security, and Governance in the Great Lakes Region

The primary objective of the seminar was to assess the prospects for durable peace and security and to identify the challenges to democratization in the Great Lakes region.  

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2004

Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

The long-running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976. Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 01, 2004

Ten Years after Genocide in Rwanda: Building Consensus for the Responsibility to Protect

On the morning of March 26, 2004, members of the UN community shared a somber minute of silence to honor the over 800,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.  

 
 

 

Books - May 13, 2004

West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region

The authors provide a context for understanding the region's security dilemmas, highlighting the link between failures of economic development, governance, and democratization on the one hand, and military insecurity and violent conflicts on the other.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 01, 2004

Building Peace in Eastern Africa

In collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences of Makerere University (Uganda) and the Africa Peace Forum (Kenya), the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] hosted a seminar in Entebbe, Uganda, from December 16 to 18, 2002, to assess the challenges and opportunities for building peace in Eastern Africa.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 14, 2003

Peacemaking in Southern Africa: The Role and Potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The report summarizes the task force meeting organized to assess the potential of SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation to engage in peacemaking and peacebuilding in the subregion.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.