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Conferences - June 16, 2014

Stability in the Sahel and the Maghreb: The Roles of Women, Youth, and the Elders

To counter the pervasive insecurity and violence in the Sahel and Maghreb regions, and address the political, social, and economic marginalization that have been driving them, it is urgent to devise strategies that send reassuring messages to the beleaguered populations living in these regions. This was the key message that emerged from a regional seminar organized by IPI on June 16-17, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco,  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 23, 2013

Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery: The International Expert Forum

On May 23, policymakers, practitioners and researchers met for the fourth International Expert Forum (IEF) in New York. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2013

Peace and Stability in the Post-2015 Development Framework

It will be difficult for fragile states to achieve peace, stability, and sustainable development unless institutional silos containing security, diplomacy, and development are broken down. This was the key conclusion at a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on April 22, 2013, organized by the Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, and IPI. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 19, 2013

Strengthening the UN Peacebuilding Commission

This meeting note summarizes the ideas and suggestions that arose during a roundtable workshop held on February 27th, 2013.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 17, 2013

The Peacebuilding Commission: How to Bridge New York and the Field

The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created to ensure long-term engagement in postconflict countries and prevent relapse into conflict by coordinating UN action. But how can the PBC, a New York–based body, integrate the UN’s work in the field? 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 27, 2013

IPI Hosts Workshop on UN Peacebuilding Commission

The next two years mark a new juncture for the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). In advance of a comprehensive five-year review in 2015, it needs to demonstrate accelerated progress, cohesion in New York and around the world, and concrete added value in the field. These key insights resulted from a workshop organized by IPI and the Quaker United Nations Office, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, on February 27, 2013.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 29, 2012

Learning Lessons About Peacebuilding

Strategic coordination and flexible funding of security-sector reform (SSR); disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR); and administrative and social services can help prevent relapses into armed conflict. This was the main conclusion of a roundtable discussion held at IPI and co-organized with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office on November 29, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 14, 2012

The Istanbul Process: A Way Towards Peace in the Heart of Asia

“Renowned 21st century poet Muhammad Iqbal of Lahore used the term ‘heart of Asia’ to denote the strategic location of Afghanistan at the center of the Asian continent. This term has been the inspiration behind the Istanbul Process,” said Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan, the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 06, 2012

The Young Peacebuilders

On September 6, 2012, IPI co-hosted an event with Save the Children and the Permanent Mission of Norway, entitled “Children, Youth and Peacebuilding.” The event focused on youth participation in peacebuilding efforts around the world, and featured seven teenage representatives from Uganda, Nepal, Albania, and Guatemala. 

 
 

 

Books - August 27, 2012

And Africa Will Shine Forth: A Statesman’s Memoir

This updated and translated version of a memoir by the now-former Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping provides reflections upon the history of Africa since independence and a strong critique of the West’s relations with African countries, along with many rich anecdotes culled from Mr. Ping’s long diplomatic career.  

 
 

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.