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Policy Papers - July 01, 2008

Governing the Global Economy: Strengthening Multilateral Institutions

This paper takes a focused look at the multilateral mechanisms geared toward managing international finance, trade, and development.  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 14, 2007

Toward a Compact: Proposals for Improved Governance and Management of the UN Secretariat

Roundtable on the Final Report by the Four Nations Initiative: Toward a Compact--Proposals for Improved Governance and Management of the United Nations Secretariat.
 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 22, 2007

The UN Secretariat: A Brief History

At a recent reception, IPI launched its latest book, The UN Secretariat: A Brief History, written by Dr. Thant Myint-U and Dr. Amy Scott.
 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 12, 2007

Secretary or General? The UN Secretary-General in World Politics

Secretary or General? examines the UN Secretary-General as a unique figure in world politics who is, at once, civil servant, global diplomat, and commander-in-chief of up to a hundred thousand peacekeepers.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 29, 2006

Reception for Dr. David Malone and Mr. James Traub

IPI hosted a reception honoring H.E. Dr. David Malone, Canada's High Commissioner to India and nonresident Ambassador to Nepal and Bhutan, and Mr. James Traub, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the publication of their most recent books. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 09, 2006

The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power

IPI was pleased to host the launch of a new book by James Traub entitled The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 11, 2006

The Global Fight Against Terrorism: How Relevant is the UN?

IPI and the Century Foundation co-hosted a policy forum to discuss, five years after the attacks on 9/11, The Global Fight Against Terrorism: How Relevant is the UN? 

 
 

 

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 - February 13, 2006

Counting What Counts

This meeting note summarizes the key points and recommendations that emerged from an experts' meeting convened by the International Peace Institute on November 30, 2005, at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - December 13, 2004

The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural and Normative Challenges

This report summarizes the Bangkok meeting discussions, focusing on insights relating to UN reform.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.