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Panel Discussions - June 07, 2011

Douste-Blazy on Innovative Financing: "We Need to Act Now"

Since 2006, UNITAID has raised $2.2 billion to help fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and turberculosis through a micro-tax on airplane tickets. On June 7th, UNITAID's chair, Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Innovative Financing for Development, came to IPI to discuss the achievements of innovative financing  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

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