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Comment & Analysis - July 06, 2011
In the last few months, the humanitarian situation in the entire Horn of Africa region has been steadily deteriorating owing to a drought caused by the climatic phenomenon La Niña. The situation is all the more worrying in Somalia where a decades-long conflict has driven some 250,000 Somalis out of their homes since May in the capital Mogadishu alone, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Speaker Events - June 29, 2011
Addressing a large gathering at IPI, Dr. Denis Mukwege, the renowned founder of a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that treats victims of sexual violence, spoke feelingly of the thousands of young women who, having been raped, are condemned to lives of being shunned by their families and seeing their rapists move about freely in society, unrepentant and unpunished.
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)?
Panel Discussions - June 08, 2011
IPI held a standing-room-only meeting on girls, women and HIV on June 8th with a high-level panel that featured HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, who highlighted the importance of prioritizing young people and working with them as key agents of change.
Panel Discussions - June 07, 2011
Since 2006, UNITAID has raised $2.2 billion to help fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and turberculosis through a micro-tax on airplane tickets. On June 7th, UNITAID's chair, Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Innovative Financing for Development, came to IPI to discuss the achievements of innovative financing
Comment & Analysis - May 24, 2011
Recent efforts to get emergency assistance to civilians in the midst of the battle for Libya point to an ongoing debate at the United Nations and beyond—how to reconcile the urgent goal of bringing immediate assistance and protection to civilians with the imperative of keeping humanitarian aid neutral and impartial.
Panel Discussions - May 19, 2011
A meeting on May 19th at IPI's Vienna office looked at challenges posed by the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, and what international emergency response mechanisms are in place, particularly in Europe.
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.”
Panel Discussions - March 23, 2011
The number of people around the world displaced by conflict or violence within their own countries has increased to 27.5 million in 2010, the highest figure in the last decade, according to a new report launched at IPI on March 23rd.
Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011
Col. Muammar Qaddafi is a "serious threat" but it is the Libyan people who must be the ones to remove him, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, told a gathering at IPI’s office in Vienna.
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