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Meeting Notes - August 21, 2009
On July 29, 2009, the International Peace Institute convened a meeting of civil society, academic, and industry representatives to meet with the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination.
Books - July 27, 2009
Private military and security companies play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations. Properly regulated, they may offer efficient and responsive means for governments to deliver security in insecure environments. But well publicized abuses suggest that an adequate regulatory framework is urgently needed.
Policy Papers - March 15, 2009
In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry.
Policy Papers - March 13, 2009
Policy Papers - June 30, 2008
Policy Papers - March 14, 2006
This exploratory study begins to describe the decentralized, ad hoc use of commercial security in these settings, in an attempt to provoke the further research and discussion needed before these questions can be adequately answered.
Policy Papers - October 14, 2005
Meeting Notes - November 14, 2002
A report of the Working Group on The Role of Private Sector in Armed Conflict, held April 5, 2002, at the Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations, to examine private sector actors perceptions of and experiences with certain key existing and prospective measures, both voluntary and regulatory, to manage their behavior in conflict zones.
Meeting Notes - September 12, 2001
A report based on an expert workshop held on April 19, 2001, and co-sponsored by the Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science Programme for International Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (PICCR) and the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] Program on Economic Agendas in Civil Wars.
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Mandela, Pan-African Prophet
Adekeye Adebajo writes that Mandela's legacy will be his export of the pan-African spirit of ubuntu: the gift of discovering our shared humanity.
How Mandela’s Relentless Diplomacy Transformed South Africa
Former US Ambassador John Hirsch traces the path of Mandela's relentless diplomacy.
Key Global Events to Watch in December
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2013: The Multilateral Arena
Ten key issues that are likely to impact global affairs in international peace, security, and development.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.