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General Announcements - October 16, 2009

Globalization and Sovereignty Subject of New Book by IPI Editor

At the turn of the millennium, the idea of globalization was unavoidable, capturing the sense that the world was on the cusp of a revolutionary moment.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 08, 2009

AU Commission Head Tells IPI That Guinea Government Actions Are “Unacceptable”

Jean Ping, the African Union Commission chairperson and former President of the UN General Assembly, made his comment about recent events in Guinea Conakry in an interview with Adonia Ayebare, the acting director of IPI’s Africa Program.

  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 21, 2009

From Global Apartheid to Global Village: Africa and the United Nations

IPI’s Africa Program and the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, organized the New York launch of the Centre’s latest volume, a comprehensive, provocative and engaging collection of studies on the role of the UN in Africa and of Africa at the UN. 
 

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 01, 2009

General Assembly Passes Resolution on Responsibility to Protect

The General Assembly has adopted by consensus its first resolution on the responsibility to protect, agreeing to hold further discussions on the international understanding to intervene to stop atrocities from taking place. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 30, 2009

Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations

This publication, drawn from a December 2008 IPI-GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy) conference in New York, outlines the challenge of UN peacekeeping being overmatched by complexity, while offering suggestions for understanding and dealing with complex environments. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 19, 2009

Special Representatives Discuss Legitimacy, Impartiality, and Safety in UN Field Missions

On June 19th, IPI convened a full-day meeting of UN member states and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSGs), with the goal of sharing lessons learned from UN field missions. The dialogue featured Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and speakers drawn from the highest levels of the UN Secretariat and was held under the Chatham House Rule. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 18, 2009

IPI Hosts Premiere of HBO Film "Sergio" at UN

On June 18, 2009, at the United Nations, IPI and HBO Documentary Films hosted a screening of Sergio, a film that recounts the life and death of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed during the bombing of Baghdad’s Canal Hotel in 2003. 

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 21, 2009

First Meeting of Security Council Project Advisory Group Gathers Noted Experts and Practitioners

Members of the advisory group of IPI’s project on Understanding Compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions in Civil Wars convened at IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security and Development on May 21, 2009 for a seminar featuring presentations and active discussions on the research question, hypotheses, and methodology of the project as well as on an early draft of a forthcoming report entitled, “The UN Security Council and Civil War: First Insights from a New Dataset.” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 30, 2009

IPI Presents Ideas on Strengthening Capacity to Secretary-General

Last week, IPI’s program staff presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior-management team with ideas for action drawn from IPI’s extensive Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity at a meeting at IPI. Each of IPI’s rapporteurs delivered a summary of core findings on chosen topics. 

 
 

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