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Panel Discussions - September 26, 2013

Eide: Hate Speech Is Global, Curbing It a Global Responsibility

“Expressions of hate speech occur across nations, across cultures—it's not localized to any particular part of the world,” said Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, at the sixth annual Trygve Lie symposium on Fundamental Freedoms titled “Hate Speech: Everyone’s Responsibility.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 25, 2013

A Fresh Dialogue on UN Peacekeeping

A ministerial-level dinner on “Strengthening the Partnership: A Fresh Dialogue on UN Peacekeeping,” held on September 25th provided a chance for key stakeholders in the UN peacekeeping system to engage on a range of issues to help inform the way towards a strengthened peacekeeping partnership for the future.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 24, 2013

Women in Conflict Mediation: Why It Matters

This issue brief examines the current state of women’s involvement in formal peace processes, focusing on the role of lead mediators. While traditional approaches to international conflict mediation are falling short in the face of 21st-century violence, one possible source of fresh perspectives and alternative approaches remains largely untapped: women. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 23, 2013

Peace and Security in the Sahel: The Role of Civil Society

On September 23, 2013, a ministerial roundtable was held at IPI to discuss the role of civil society in facilitating peace and security in the Sahel region. One of the key insights discussed was that the countries of the Sahel, along with the international community’s support, have the primary responsibility to address the multifaceted challenges that led to the crisis in Mali and continue to weaken the region.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 22, 2013

IPI Annual Mideast Ministerial Dinner

More than 40 foreign ministers, United Nations officials, and heads of humanitarian agencies gathered Sunday night, September 22, 2013, at the International Peace Institute for the Eighth Annual Ministerial Working Dinner on the Middle East. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 20, 2013

Robinson: "Framework of Hope" Potentially a Game Changer in Great Lakes Peace Processes

Women peace builders—on the ground and across the negotiating table—was the focus of a September 20th IPI event featuring Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa, where she discussed why women’s voices matter in peace processes and the next steps in implementing the February 24th Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, also known as the Framework of Hope. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2013

Complexities Abound in Kenya's Withdrawal From Rome Statute

The complexities surrounding Kenya’s recent proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)—a decision regretted by most representatives of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute—was the topic of a recent IPI policy forum on September 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 17, 2013

Egeland: Detoxify Counterterrorism Measures

“What is material support to terrorism? Is it building a school that someone would potentially take over?”

These questions were posed by Jan Egeland, the Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and a former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, at an IPI panel event cosponsored by NRC and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2013

Vogt: Democracy Cannot Be Imposed

“As members of the international community, we should not come with preconceived and prefixed concepts of democracy to impose,” said Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs. “We should make sure that we work with organic structures and institutions and reinforce those.”  

 
 

The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

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.