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Meeting Notes - March 01, 2007

The AU in Sudan: Lessons for the African Standby Force

This report stems from the discussions held among more than fifty senior police and military officers from African countries and partner nations and organizations at a seminar in Accra, Ghana, from October 10-12, 2006.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Asia: Towards Security Cooperation

From the Introduction: Asia has enjoyed a remarkable climate of peace and security in the post-Cold War era.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2007

Africa: Confronting Complex Threats

From the Introduction: Africa is grappling with several difficult security challenges. These difficulties result not only from the magnitude of these challenges, but also from the lack of capacity of African states and organizations to respond quickly and effectively to them.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 07, 2006

L’Union européenne en Afrique: Un partenaire stratégique dans les opérations de paix

Le séminaire GCSP-IPA a abordé ces questions au cours de quatre sessions:  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2006

The United Nations and Regional Organizations

This event, organized in partnership with the United Nations University Comparative Regional Integration Studies program (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges and the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels, took place on the eve of the constitutive meeting of a new Standing Committee created in 2005 to help deepen and institutionalize cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations (ROs).  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 13, 2006

Building Partnerships for Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding between the United Nations and Regional Organizations

On April 4-5, 2006, some thirty representatives of regional organizations (ROs), the United Nations, and experts from four continents convened in Vienna at the invitation of the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] to examine how the UN and ROs could reinforce their cooperation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.  

 
 

 

Books - July 14, 2005

East Africa and the Horn: Confronting Challenges to Good Governance

Both the obstacles to governance and the opportunities for democratization confronted in East Africa-with its geostrategic importance, porous borders, governments heavily dependent on foreign aid, and some of Africa's longest-running conflicts-provide valuable insights into how good governance policies can be implemented effectively throughout the developing world.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 13, 2004

Appraising Efforts to Improve Conflict Management in West Africa

This report stems from the Accra seminar intended to review developments on the implementation of the ECOWAS security mechanism, assess the status of the implementation of the recommendations made at past seminars and provide recommendations to the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and sub-regional organizations on how to improve their strategies for successful intervention in Africa.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2004

EU-UN Partnership in Crisis Management: Developments and Prospects

This report summarizes findings from a one-year International Peace Institute project on relations between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) in the area of crisis management.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2004

War Economies in a Regional Context

This policy report distills key findings from research commissioned by the International Peace Institute on the regional dimensions of war economies and the challenges they pose for peacemaking and peacebuilding. Drawing from analytical research as well as case studies of Afghanistan in Central Asia, Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Southeast Europe, a number of key issues concerning the political economy of regional war economies and lessons for more effective peacebuilding were identified.

 
 

The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.