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Policy Papers - December 06, 2010

A Political Storm Over the Nile

The contemporary challenge facing the Nile basin countries is that of how to establish a legal framework for the utilization of its waters that is acceptable to all.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 28, 2010

Crown Prince of Norway Talks about MDGs at IPI

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined journalist Christiane Amanpour, UN Development Programme head Helen Clark, and author Greg Mortenson for a panel discussion "From Crisis to Development: Recovery and the Millennium Development Goals" at IPI on October 28th.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 25, 2010

Qatari PM: Prepare Militaries to Deal with the Forces of Nature

At a time when natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more devastating, Qatar is calling for more effective use of military resources for disaster relief. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 24, 2010

Human Rights in Business: No Silver Bullet

Foreign ministers and representatives from civil society and the business sector gathered at IPI on September 24th to discuss how to advance the international agenda on business and human rights and the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in this area, Professor John Ruggie. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2010

Innovations to Fight Hunger Topic of IPI Discussion

The World Food Programme and the International Peace Institute held a discussion titled, “Leveraging Innovative Food Assistance Tools for Emergency Relief and Hunger Solutions” on Wednesday, September 22nd where experts discussed innovative food-aid programs that support smallholder farmers and existing local markets in an effort to bolster local food supplies. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 09, 2010

At IPI, Qatar Prime Minister Proposes Humanitarian Operation Force

Saying "it is only a matter of time until the next catastrophe strikes," Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar, proposed the creation of an International Humanitarian Operation Force that would provide an immediate coordinated response to natural disasters.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 14, 2010

Holmes: Current Humanitarian Response “Doesn’t Fit the World”

“It’s clearer and clearer that the current model of humanitarian response doesn’t fit the world as it really exists,” said John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during an IPI panel discussion. Mr. Holmes was referring to his organization’s lack of response to some long-term humanitarian needs.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 07, 2010

What Role for Internally Displaced Persons in Peace Processes?

Parties and mediators should engage with internally displaced persons throughout the peace process, said Walter Kälin, the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, at an IPI policy forum on May 7th.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 04, 2010

Refugees and the Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding

While refugees can stretch the capacities of hosting countries, their presence can also have beneficial effects.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 14, 2009

Alan Doss: "It's a Moral Dilemma, I Don't Hide That"

Alan Doss, the Special Representative for the Secretary General for the Democratic Republic of Congo spoke to an overflow IPI audience on December 14, 2009 on the subject of the role of the United Nations in protecting civilians in the violence-plagued DRC.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

The Search for Federal Solutions
The continuing spread of conflicts across the Middle East and Africa demonstrates the inadequacy of the centralized-state system and the growing appeal of federal solutions.

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.