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Conferences - December 21, 2009

Mbeki, High-Level Group Discuss African Union Darfur Report at IPI

The seven-member African Union High-Level Panel on Darfur (AUPD), chaired by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, devoted the period March-October 2009 to an in-depth examination of the situation in Darfur. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 14, 2009

"Uganda Has Not Closed Door to Peace With LRA"

This was a statement made by Ruhakana Rugunda, the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, at a lunchtime policy forum held December 7, 2009 to discuss the new IPI report “From Uganda to the Congo and Beyond: Pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army.”  

 
 

 

Books - December 02, 2009

Security & Development: Searching for Critical Connections

Although policymakers and practitioners alike have enthusiastically embraced the idea that security and development are interdependent, the precise nature and implications of the dynamic interplay between the two phenomena have been far from clear.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 25, 2009

Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army

In 2008, the Ugandan military pursued the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a northern Ugandan rebel group, into neighboring Congo during the military incursion known as “Operation Lightning Thunder.”  

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 19, 2009

IPI Examines Role of Peacebuilding Commission in Two New Issue Briefs

IPI's two new issue briefs — one on the Peacebuilding Commission's coordination role, and one on the Peacebuilding Commission and mutual accountability —   are published just as member states gear up for the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) review in 2010. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 12, 2009

Development and Armed Violence: East African Perspectives

A policy forum was held at IPI on November 12, 2009 to discuss a new study by World Vision and Project Ploughshares on the nexus between development and armed violence in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 10, 2009

IPI Report: The Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations

In spite of positive indications, the challenges ahead for developing more effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies for peace operations are considerable.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 09, 2009

Debating the Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping

On November 9, 2009, IPI held a lunchtime policy forum to discuss the key findings and recommendations from the much-anticipated independent study on the protection of civilians in UN peace operations.

 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 06, 2009

Justice Goldstone Addresses IPI

On November 5, 2009, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution endorsing the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, led by Richard Goldstone, the South African judge who served as chief prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 21, 2009

Unlocking the Secret of His Father’s Disappearance and Death

IPI held a Beyond the Headlines event on October 21, 2009 featuring the book The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda and its author, Andrew Rice.  

 
 

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.