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Speaker Events - November 25, 2014

Independent Commission on Multilateralism Launched in Vienna

The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) was launched officially in Vienna on November 25th. The event was held at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and opened by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 20, 2014

New IPI Report Examines Legal Issues Surrounding UN's Intervention Brigade

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN’s peacekeeping mission as a whole—not just the Intervention Brigade component—is a party to the conflict under international law.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 13, 2014

Experts Forum: Assessing Links Between Peacebuilding and Organized Crime

Organized crime and peacebuilding can be seen as separate issues, but recent research and practice suggest the two are deeply linked—conflict is increasingly fueling crime, and crime in turn makes peace harder to achieve. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 05, 2014

Top-Down Governance Hurts Women, Youth Participation

Governments in the Sahel and Maghreb are still using top-down approaches to governance that make it hard for women and youth to have a say in public life, even though their participation can help their governments’ struggle against instability and extremism.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 03, 2014

Enhancing Women's Share in Peace and Security

“We did not want to make war safe for women; we wanted to end war for everyone,” Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury said, recalling the goal of a new resolution he introduced as president of the Security Council in the year 2000. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 31, 2014

Creating Benchmarks in Peacekeeping Operations: Realistic, Measurable, Flexible

On October 31, 2014, IPI, in collaboration with the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS), organized an expert roundtable to discuss effective benchmarks in peacekeeping missions. 

 
 

 

- October 27, 2014

Peace Operations

For nearly forty years, IPI has been at the forefront of making peacekeeping more reliable and effective. From the training of UN peacekeeping troops in the 1970s, to the current work on multidimensional peace operations, IPI aims to deepen the understanding of peacekeeping missions around the world and to develop policy ideas for their success.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 27, 2014

New Report Examines East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East Africa continues to be a region experiencing major challenges. In recent years, it has endured regular violent conflicts and steady transnational security threats.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 15, 2014

New Report: Improving UN Capacity for Rapid Deployment

Too many conflicts over the past twenty years—from Rwanda to the Central African Republic—have demonstrated that the costs of intervening in a crisis increase dramatically when deployments of peace operations are delayed. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 10, 2014

Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons

Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. In light of the recent conflict in the North of Yemen and Sana’a, with a constitution-drafting process underway, a referendum to approve a draft constitution, and coming elections all within the next year, the open dialogue established among key parties and factions in Yemen’s transition has become increasingly important.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

CWhat Makes a Terrorist Stop Being a Terrorist?
A close look at terrorist de-radicalization programs shows that it is still unclear whether they work, and if so, how.

Key Global Events to Watch in November
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.