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Conferences - June 16, 2008

Task Force Two Roundtable on Peace Operations

As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion of peace operations held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the first of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion of institutional and policy challenges related to peace operations, options for overcoming these challenges, and the obstacles that may be faced in so doing.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 11, 2008

IPI Launches Task Force on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict

On June 11th-12th, representatives of United Nations member states and academic experts gathered at the Greentree Estate on Long Island for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force Two: Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict.”  

 
 

 

Books - May 20, 2008

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: The Story of UNAMSIL

The first in a series of inside histories, Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone relates how a small country's one insignificant in the strategic considerations of the world powers' propelled the United Nations to center stage in a crisis  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 15, 2008

Next Steps for the Peacebuilding Commission

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the New York University Center on International Cooperation (CIC) convened an expert-level policy discussion on the way forward for the United Nations' Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 14, 2008

A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons - Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz

IPI held a launch and discussion of a new book by H.E. Mr. Heraldo Muñoz, Permanent Representive of Chile to the UN, entitled A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons. 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 05, 2008

Seminar at Tarrytown Estate Addresses International Responses to Armed Conflict and State Fragility

IPI’s annual New York Seminar, this year entitled “Improving the International Response to Armed Conflict and State Fragility,” took place at the Tarrytown Estate on May 5th-8th. Focusing on prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, the event attracted around sixty invited guests who took part in a series of panel discussions featuring experts from the academic, UN, and NGO communities geared toward examining, analyzing, and improving the response of the international community to weak and failing states. Over the course of the three-day event, keynote speeches were made by Ali Jalali, professor at the National Defense University and former Afghan Foreign Minister, and Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director, Africa 1 Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 15, 2008

Forum on World Affairs Commences with "The Middle East Peace Process Post-Annapolis: Where are We

On April 10th, Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Haim Ramon, Vice Premier of Israel, gathered with a diverse group of UN Ambassadors and other select guests for a roundtable discussion on the Middle East peace process post-Annapolis. The session was chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2008

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Drawn from a seminar jointly convened by the International Peace Institute and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, this paper explores the relationship between organized crime and international peace operations al hitherto largely neglected area of both scholarly and practitioner-led discourse.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 14, 2008

Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role

The Middle East Program at IPI recently held a Policy Forum aimed at dissecting and better understanding the role of the United Nations in Iraq. Entitled "Constructing Political Space in Iraq: Examining the UN's Role," the event was part of a series convened by IPI with leading intellectuals and political figures from or engaged in the Middle East. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 13, 2008

Taking Stock, Looking Forward: A Strategic Review of the Peacebuilding Commission

Drawing on interviews with senior officials of Peacebuilding Commission member countries, as well as UN, government, and civil society stakeholders in New York, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, this report assesses whether the Peacebuilding Commission is on the right track and makes recommendations to further consolidate its emerging role and enhance its impact.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.