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Meeting Notes - May 04, 2011

From Confidence Tricks to Confidence Building: Resolving Conflict in the OSCE Area

This meeting note is based on an IPI workshop that focused on how confidence-building measures (CBMs) have been used to reduce tensions and build trust between parties in several conflict situations throughout the world, and in particular in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) area. The workshop was held at IPI's Vienna office.  

 
 

 

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?  

 
 

 

Podcasts - April 12, 2011

Podcast: Mark Malloch Brown

The former UN Deputy Secretary-General spoke to an overflow audience at IPI at an April 6th event based on his new book "The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics."  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

SRSG Ad Melkert on Iraq's Three Key Issues

Speaking at IPI on April 7th, Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, identified three key issues fueling demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the region: the need for better services; more jobs, particularly for young people; and a way to end corruption, which he said is endemic in Iraq.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - April 06, 2011

Malloch Brown: UN Can Make an “Astonishing Difference”

Speaking to an overflow audience at IPI at an April 6th event based on his new book The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics, Mark Malloch Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, took a moment to address comments to young people contemplating public service, and in particular, a career working for the UN.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - March 09, 2011

Panel on Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

“The promotion of the rule of law does not occur in a political vacuum,” Colette Rausch, director of the Rule of Law Center of Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace, stated at an event at IPI on March 9th.  

 
 

 

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).  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

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.