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Policy Papers - October 13, 2009

Biosecurity: IPI Blue Paper no. 6

Unprecedented progress in biotechnology holds the prospect of historic improvements in the welfare of humankind.
 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 13, 2007

Global Public Health and Biosecurity: Managing Twenty-First Century Risks

The links between health and political stability were recognized by the United Nations High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, which named the overwhelming disease burden in developing countries in the context of dysfunctional public health systems one of the six major threats to global security (High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change 2004).  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 11, 2005

Global Public Health and Biological Security: Complementary Approaches

This note summarizes the key points discussed at a meeting held on March 3, 2005, on the recommendations of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in relation to biological security and public health.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.