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Policy Papers - November 16, 2012

Rethinking Humanitarianism: Adapting to 21st Century Challenges

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. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 07, 2012

UN Human Rights Work on the Ground

Roger Nash spent two years in 11 countries gathering over 400 interviews for a book-length report that examines the work and influence of the UN’s Human Rights presence on the ground. He presented his report at an IPI event entitled “Making Human Rights Real” on November 7, 2012.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 22, 2012

Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed: Human Rights Worsening in Iran

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights respects the rights of all individuals without bias to ethnicity, gender or religion, but Iran has abandoned this compact, explained Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran, at an IPI event on October 22, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 09, 2012

Migrants in Times of Crisis: An Emerging Protection Challenge

Recent events in Libya and beyond show that policies put in place prior to crises and interagency coordination during crises are crucial to ensuring the protection of migrants in such extreme situations. This was the main takeaway from a roundtable seminar convened by the International Peace Institute and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, October 9th.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 01, 2012

Gressly: A Deepening Crisis Across the Sahel

“I know the title of today’s presentation is ‘A Deepening Crisis,’ and in many ways that is true, but on the acute side, we actually have some good news,” said David Gressly, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, at an IPI event on October 1, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 17, 2012

Grassroots Child Protection Organizations Call to End Impunity

On September 19, 2012, the UN Security Council called on member states to bring armed actors who are violating children’s rights to justice. This call to end impunity was one of the key conclusions of a roundtable discussion held at the International Peace Institute and co-organized with Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict on September 17th, 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 11, 2012

Keating: Equal Time for Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan

“Why is it that the humanitarian dimension to Afghanistan constantly gets forgotten or air brushed out of things?” said Michael Keating, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 12, 2012

What Are the Reform Options for Rio+20?

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? 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 05, 2012

Former Girl Soldier: Kony, LRA Atrocities - “Pure Evil”

“The atrocities that children were forced to go to villages, to abduct more children, is none other than evil – pure evil that the LRA was doing in northern Uganda,” Grace Akallo, a former captive of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), told an IPI audience on June 5, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 31, 2012

Guterres: New Crises Multiplying While Old Ones Persist

“We are witnessing the combination of two very worrying factors: crises are multiplying, old crises never seem to die,” António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told an IPI audience on May 31, 2012.  

 
 

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