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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." 

 
 

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