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Meeting Notes - January 04, 2011

IPI Publication Reviews UN Transnational Crime Convention

Ten years have passed since the adoption of the Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (the Palermo Convention) by the UN General Assembly on November 15, 2000.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 22, 2010

A “One UN” Approach to Fighting Crime?

Organized crime is a threat to stability in almost every theatre where the United Nations is active in keeping or building the peace. It is also a threat to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 06, 2010

Expert: Cybercrime Allows Criminals into "Billions of Family Homes"

Nick Lewis, an organized-crime expert with the British Embassy, told an IPI audience that opportunities for criminals to commit international crimes have become greater, and that organized crime now affects billions of ordinary citizens. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 30, 2010

Rejuvenating the Palermo Convention

As representatives from more than 100 UN member states gear up for the Fifth Conference of the States Party to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime in Vienna, one wonders whether the gathering will be another anti-climax or will see delegates heed the plea by Antonio Maria Costa, the former executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - December 11, 2009

Enter the Security Council: A Milestone in Global Drug Control Policy

The adoption of a presidential statement on drug trafficking by the UN Security Council on December 8, 2009 represents a milestone in the global drug control debate, and a turning point in the world body’s approach to the issue.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 14, 2009

Drug Trafficking Through West Africa

An invisible tide is rising on the shores of West Africa, creeping into its slums, its banks, its courts, its barracks, and its government ministries.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 01, 2009

The End of the War on Drugs?

First announced by President Nixon in 1969, the war on drugs’ forty-year old effort of aggressive criminalization, interdiction and eradication has left a high body-count. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 07, 2009

Commission Head Speaks of Need to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

The head of a UN-mandated commission in Guatemala told an audience at IPI on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 that Guatemala’s economic elite has begun to understand the serious danger posed by international organized crime, and particularly narcotrafficking, and that the solution requires a stronger state capable of confronting it.  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 15, 2009

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

The International Peace Institute on April 15th launched a Special Issue of the journal International Peacekeeping, edited by James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate, and Adam Lupel, IPI Editor. "Peace Operations and Organized Crime," the subject of both the Special Issue and the launch event, were considered in a policy-forum setting by contributors to the issue James Cockayne, Alix Boucher, and Phil Williams, and discussant Ann-Marie Orler, United Nations Deputy Police Adviser.
 

 
 

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