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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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 03, 2009

Sexual Violence in the DRC “An Affront to All” – Ross Mountain

IPI held a policy forum November 13, 2009 on Humanitarian Action in the DRC: Retrospective on Last 5 Years and Overview of Continuing Challenges that featured Ross Mountain, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the last day of his 36-year United Nations career.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 25, 2009

Sweden, Chile, Philippines, Rwanda Push for Death Penalty Ban

IPI was the scene September 25th for a presentation on the prospects of achieving abolition of the death penalty hosted by the permanent mission of Sweden in cooperation with the permanent missions of Chile, the Philippines and Rwanda.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 24, 2009

“We are witnessing... erosion of the protection of civilians”

How to reclaim the protection of civilians under international humanitarian law was the subject of the second annual Trygve Lie Symposium co-hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and IPI.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 18, 2009

Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict: IPI Policy Forum

On September 14, 2009 IPI hosted a policy forum to discuss how to strengthen the United Nation’s responses to sexual violence in conflict.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Killing of al-Shabaab Leader Throws Future of Militant Group into Question
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.