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Meeting Notes - March 01, 2007

The AU in Sudan: Lessons for the African Standby Force

This report stems from the discussions held among more than fifty senior police and military officers from African countries and partner nations and organizations at a seminar in Accra, Ghana, from October 10-12, 2006.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 28, 2007

IPI SRSG Series: Pierre Schori

IPI hosted the latest event in our recently launched "SRSG Series." This event, entitled "Côte d'Ivoire at a Crossroads," featured Mr. Pierre Schori, the recently appointed Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - December 16, 2006

AU Multidimensional Missions: Lessons from AMIS for the ASF

More than fifty senior police and military officers from African countries and partner nations and organizations convened in Accra, Ghana, from October 10th-12th, at the invitation of the the International Peace Institute for a “lessons-learned” seminar on the African Mission in Darfur (AMIS). 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 11, 2006

Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace

IPI is pleased to launch its recent volume entitled Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace. The volume's launch is extremely well-timed as it coincides with the growing international involvement in Sudan. It provides an immensely valuable resource for policymakers working on the quest for sustainable peace in southern Sudan and Darfur.
 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 07, 2006

L’Union européenne en Afrique: Un partenaire stratégique dans les opérations de paix

Le séminaire GCSP-IPA a abordé ces questions au cours de quatre sessions:  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2006

La Contribution de l’ONU au Renforcement des Capacitiés Africaines de Maintien de la Paix

La présente note résume les débats tenus entre une quarantaine de représentants de missions permanentes auprès de l'ONU, du Département des opérations de maintien de la paix (DOMP), du Département des affaires politiques (DPA), de l'Union européenne, de l'OTAN et de quelques grands pays donateurs au cours d'une reunion organisée à New York le 20 février 2006.

 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2002

SHIRBRIG Deployment in UNMEE: Lessons Learned

The seminar examined the lessons learned from the formation's deployment to Ethiopia and Eritrea in autumn 2000 as a framework for the UN mission headquarters, UNMEE, and as the core of the military mission. The seminar also broadened the deliberations to examine the concept of SHIRBRIG, as well as the concept of rapid deployment itself.

The IPI expert seminar brought together more than 100 representatives from member nations, United Nations Headquarters, in particular from DPKO, non-government organizations, and serving and past members of SHIRBRIG itself.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2002

Toward a Pax West Africana: Building Peace in a Troubled Sub-region

A report on the IPA-ECOWAS September 27-29, 2001, Abuja Seminar exploring the development of ECOWAS's regional mechanism for security and development in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2001

Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failure

The 1990s has seen an explosion of attention to the phenomenon of civil wars. A proliferation of actors has added complexity to conflict resolution processes.  

 
 

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.