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Panel Discussions - February 25, 2011

Reviewing the 1990 United Nations Model Status of Forces Agreement

On Friday, February 25, 2011, the International Peace Institute and the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN, in collaboration with the School of Law at the University of Essex, held a policy forum to consider the issue of reviewing the 1990 United Nations Model Status of Forces Agreement (Model SOFA) to better address today’s UN peacekeeping challenges.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 24, 2011

Twenty Years Later: The Liberation of Kuwait and the UN's Role

On February 24th, IPI hosted a policy forum on the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation and the role the United Nations played in that effort.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 23, 2011

Ed Luck: Crimes Against Humanity May Have Occurred in Libya

Asked on Al Jazeera on February 23rd if crimes against humanity were being committed in Libya, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice President for Research and Programs, said that though "we don't have direct access, there is certainly good reason to believe" they were. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - February 22, 2011

Where the Security-Development Debate Falls Short

The relationship between security and development has been a growing concern this decade at the UN, highlighted by current events in the Middle East and figuring in comments from Secretaries-General, a summit meeting of the full UN membership and, just this month, a thematic discussion at the Security Council under the presidency of Brazil.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 01, 2011

Towards a More Relevant Coherent and Efficient UN at Country Level

On February 1, 2011, The International Peace Institute (IPI), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, and the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations held a working lunch roundtable discussion to launch, “The Friends of Delivering as One: Towards a More Relevant, Coherent, and Efficient UN at Country Level.”

Speakers:

Warren Hoge, Vice President for External Relations, International Peace Institute
José Luis Cancela, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations
Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group
Morten Wetland, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Norway to the United Nations

The meeting was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution.

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 31, 2011

Gen. Mood Counsels Against Imposing One Culture on Another

Major General Robert Mood, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), told an IPI audience on January 31st, "You cannot solve problems in one culture with solutions from another." 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 14, 2010

NATO’s New Strategic Concept

Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Deputy Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), briefed an IPI audience on December 14th on the outcomes of the Lisbon NATO Summit and NATO’s new Strategic Concept that will serve as a roadmap for the alliance.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 16, 2010

Famous Kant Essay on Peace Gets a New Read

What would it take to achieve a lasting international peace? 

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2010

Issue Brief: Reaching the OSCE Summit in Astana

In December 2010, Kazakhstan will host fifty-six countries for the first summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 1999. This issue brief looks at what it will take to “reach the summit” at Astana; examines the main issues at stake; and considers the relevance and future direction of the OSCE. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The unofficial Catalan referendum has raised several questions about Catalonia’s future and its relationship with Madrid.

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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.