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General Announcements - April 28, 2011

First Findings From Study of Compliance with Security Council Resolutions Presented at Convention

Under which circumstances and why do warring factions comply with third-parties’ demands for the cessation of hostilities, and when do such calls go unheeded?  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 28, 2011

Issue Brief: Impact of Emerging Powers on the Council

The current configuration of the Security Council has produced widespread speculation regarding the impact the new non-permanent members--some with aspirations for permanent seats--will have on the tone and substance of the Council’s work this year.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2011

Qaddafi a “Serious Threat” But Only Libyans Can Oust Him

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.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 01, 2011

Essays on Responsibility to Protect and Security Council Role

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna have put together the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the UN Security Council in the ongoing process of implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP).  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 20, 2010

Security Council Istanbul Retreat: At the Crossroads of Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding

This meeting note draws on the discussions held during the informal retreat of the UN Security Council in Istanbul, Turkey on June 25-26, 2010. The retreat was co-organized by the government of Turkey and the International Peace Institute. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 14, 2010

UN Security Council Strategies for Managing Civil Wars Evolving

A policy discussion around a new IPI report on UN Security Council strategies for managing civil wars included comments by Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala, who called the report "fascinating" and said that "it shows a Security Council which is continually evolving." 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 07, 2010

The UN Security Council and Civil War: Insights from New IPI Study

This new IPI report examines trends in how the Security Council has engaged with civil wars since 1989 and the gradual evolution of the Council’s civil-war response strategies, including where and when it chose to engage.  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 25, 2010

UN Security Council Members Meet in Istanbul

The International Peace Institute and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN held an informal retreat on June 25-26th for the UN Security Council.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 08, 2010

Gabon’s Bongo: “We Must Wake Up and Embrace Prevention”

President Ali Bongo Ondimba marked Gabon’s presidency of the UN Security Council this month by addressing an overflow audience of diplomats at the International Peace Institute on March 8th.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 22, 2009

Doctoral Students Attend Training and Work on IPI Security Council Compliance Database

The compilation of the IPI Security Council Compliance Database entered into a new phase on May 22, 2009 as twenty-five doctoral students began systematically assessing compliance by civil-war parties with more than 1,500 specific demands issued by the UN Security Council to them in the context of twenty-five recent civil wars.  

 
 

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.