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Meeting Notes - November 15, 2002

Creating Conditions for Peace: What Role for the UN and Regional Actors?

Report of a conference held by IPA [now IPI] in association with Wilton Park July 1-3, 2002.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 14, 2002

The Infrastructure of Peace in Africa

This project stemmed from the Ford Foundation's initial request that IPI's Africa Program generate a database of institutions managing conflicts and crises in Africa.  

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 2002

Peacekeeping in East Timor: The Path to Independence

The UN intervention in East Timor amply illustrates the type of complex operation that the United Nations increasingly is being asked to undertake.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2002

Sharing Best Practices on Conflict Prevention

The UN does not act alone in conflict prevention. It is important for the UN to identify other actors with comparative advantages in certain aspects of conflict prevention, and to partner wisely with them.

 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 14, 2002

Sharing Best Practices on Conflict Prevention: The UN, Regional and Subregional Organizations, National and Local Actors Workshop Report

A report summarizing the discussions at the April 8-10, 2002, Prevention program workshop held in partnership with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt.

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 2002

From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System

Prevention of conflict is the first promise in the UN Charter, and yet, local parties, governments, and international organizations constantly betray it.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 13, 2002

The Politics of Sanctions

This report draws upon insights shared at two meetings on sanctions convened by the International Peace Academy [now International Peace Institute] in Paris in November 2001 and London in March 2002.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2002

Empowering Local Actors: the UN and Multi-Track Conflict Prevention

A report from the Conflict Prevention program covering the discussions on partnerships between the UN and civil society organizations in the cases of PRODERE in Central America, CIDP in Ukraine, and MARWOPNET in West Africa, from a December 10, 2001, policy workshop.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - March 14, 2002

Toward a Pax West Africana: Building Peace in a Troubled Sub-region

A report on the IPA-ECOWAS September 27-29, 2001, Abuja Seminar exploring the development of ECOWAS's regional mechanism for security and development in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - January 14, 2002

From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict

A report from the Project on Prevention, drawing out central lessons for the UN and other preventive actors from case studies on Kenya, Fiji, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Burundi, Georgia, East Timor, Liberia, and Colombia.  

 
 

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.