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Panel Discussions - April 10, 2014

Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit For Purpose?

On April 10th, IPI, together with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)–USA, hosted a policy forum that focused on the promotion of greater compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) for a better protection of civilians and improved effectiveness of humanitarian aid, and attempted to provide some recommendations to improve respect for IHL in todays' most violent conflicts.

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Conferences - April 08, 2014

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar

Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 07, 2014

Ladsous: Congo Is UN “Laboratory” for Drones and New Technology

With peacekeeping forces facing heightened threats in the field, and with greater expectations from local society as well as international actors, it’s imperative that the United Nations “works in the 21st century and not the 19th or early 20th century," said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 05, 2014

IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office

International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 04, 2014

Malone: In Development, UN Is “Idea Incubator”

With the timeline for the Millennium Development Goals ticking down, the United Nations says its machinery is cranking at full speed to facilitate and produce the framework for a post-2015 development agenda before the General Assembly session in September. Whether that’s true or not, fortunately, the UN is an apt and important “idea incubator” for international development, contended Dr. David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), on April 4th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 03, 2014

In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement

What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 02, 2014

IPI Celebrates the Opening of the IPI-Middle East Regional Office

The new Middle East Regional Office, located in Manama, Bahrain, will be formally inaugurated on April 5th. Following is the advisory that was circulated today.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 01, 2014

IPI Publishes Manual for Implementing UN Sanctions

As sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council have become increasingly sophisticated and targeted, they have also become more and more difficult to implement effectively. Currently there are fourteen active UN sanctions regimes. Among them are the sanctions regimes on Iran and North Korea. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 26, 2014

Derek Plumbly on Lebanese Resilience Amid Rising Challenges

Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - March 25, 2014

Seminar in Singapore Examines Resilience for Cities Under Stress

IPI and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore convened an expert seminar March 25-26 to explore urban fragility and develop creative approaches for development, security, and governance in cities under stress around the world.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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