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Panel Discussions - October 25, 2010

Women, Peace, and Security

The implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 in UN peacekeeping has generated some positive results to date, though the record remains mixed. On October 25th, a panel discussion held at IPI commemorated the 10th anniversary of Resolution 1325, which mandated peacekeeping missions to support the participation of women in peace processes and to integrate a gender perspective in UN peacekeeping operations.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 19, 2010

Implementing Resolution 1325 in Peacekeeping: A Forward-Looking Strategy

On October 19, 2010, IPI hosted a roundtable discussion together with representatives from troop- and police-contributing countries on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 in peacekeeping and other peace processes. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 22, 2010

Salva Kiir: Southern Sudan Vote Delay Could Risk War

Delaying the referendum on independence in Southern Sudan would risk resumption of civil war, the head of the region’s government said, even as the U.S. suggested it will be hard to organize a credible vote on Jan. 9. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 20, 2010

Security Council Istanbul Retreat: At the Crossroads of Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding

This meeting note draws on the discussions held during the informal retreat of the UN Security Council in Istanbul, Turkey on June 25-26, 2010. The retreat was co-organized by the government of Turkey and the International Peace Institute. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2010

Foreign Ministers, Officials Discuss Mideast Peace Talks at IPI

On Sunday, September 19th, IPI convened its Fifth Informal Ministerial Dinner on the Middle East in its Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2010

Preparing for the Sudan Referenda and Beyond

In January 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the twenty-two year civil war between North and South, and while there is still uncertainty regarding many issues, it is clear that the UN system has taken on significant responsibilities in facilitating preparations for them.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2010

Issue Brief: Reaching the OSCE Summit in Astana

In December 2010, Kazakhstan will host fifty-six countries for the first summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 1999. This issue brief looks at what it will take to “reach the summit” at Astana; examines the main issues at stake; and considers the relevance and future direction of the OSCE. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - August 04, 2010

The Shifting of Political Positions in Africa

Africa's leaders gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on July 25th for the African Union bi-annual summit. This was the 15th meeting since the continental body was founded eight years ago. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 13, 2010

A Proposal for the Future of Jerusalem’s Old City

Three former Canadian diplomats with extensive experience in the Middle East have spent six years developing a formula for the passionately contested final status of Jerusalem’s Old City, and on July 13, they came to IPI to present their findings. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 02, 2010

Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence in Africa

Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy, allowing the people’s regular input in choices about leaders and policy. Yet they are also competitive processes, unleashing conflict and tensions that, if not constructively managed, could potentially destabilize the fabric of states and societies.  

 
 

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.