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Meeting Notes - March 18, 2013
Over the past few years, the number of people displaced as a result of natural disasters has far exceeded those displaced by conflict. Why is this happening? What are the consequences? And what can be done about it?
Meeting Notes - February 15, 2013
This meeting note is based on a roundtable discussion held at IPI on October 9, 2012, which examined both the short-term protection of migrants in times of crisis, and the long-term consequences when migrants are forced to return home due to a conflict or a natural disaster.
Policy Papers - November 16, 2012
The modern international humanitarian system is being tested like never before. Built on a philosophy that espouses universality and integrity of humanitarian principles, the system now faces crises and conflicts that are changing in nature, an increased humanitarian caseload, and a renewed assertiveness on the part of host states.
Meeting Notes - June 12, 2012
The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, presents an opportunity for member states to strengthen international environmental governance. But what key reforms are within reach?
Policy Papers - April 18, 2012
Policy Papers - November 30, 2011
By 2050, 25 million to 1 billion people are expected to be migrating due to environmental factors. Though examining linkages between environmental conditions and migration have been on the international agenda at least since 1992, only in recent years have they become better understood.
Meeting Notes - June 24, 2011
The dimensions, frequency, and complexity of natural disasters are increasing, and no country is immune from this trend. Is there a role for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)?
Meeting Notes - April 12, 2011
This meeting note captures the panel discussion that took place on July 20, 2010 entitled “Humanitarian Engagement with Nonstate Armed Groups: Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.”
Policy Papers - December 06, 2010
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.
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