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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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South Sudan, Back in Crisis, Finds Advocates in Former Child Refugees
Two former child soldiers from Sudan discuss how they are working to provide assistance to the South Sudanese displaced by the conflict that began December 15.
Key Global Events to Watch in March
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.