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Policy Papers - January 20, 2009

Transnational Organized Crime: IPI Blue Paper no. 2

The paper highlights how states and international organizations so far have largely failed to anticipate the evolution of transnational organized crime (TOC) into a strategic threat to governments, societies, and economies.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2008

Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch the new book, Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo, by Peter Andreas.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 03, 2008

IPI Policy Forum Addresses Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa

On the morning of Monday, September 22, 2008, IPI hosted a breakfast Policy Forum on "Crime as an Impediment to Security and Development in Africa." The meeting, chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen and UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa, considered the ways in which local and transnational crime in Africa represents both a cause and a consequence of violence, corruption, and poor governance, and the strategies that international institutions can adopt to arrest this cycle. The meeting was an official Side Event to the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.

 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 05, 2008

UNODC Launches 2008 World Drug Report at IPI

The World Drug Report 2008, compiled and published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was launched last week at the International Peace Institute’s Trygve Lie Center with a lunchtime event that attracted staff from UN Missions, the UN Secretariat, funds and agencies, and other members of New York’s international affairs community.

 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 21, 2008

Meeting on Contractor Killings for UN Special Rapporteur

IPI hosted a closed-door meeting of civil society with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, on the occasion of his Mission to the United States. The meeting, held at IPI's Trygve Lie Center was intended to provide constructive thinking on how best to prevent and remedy contractor killings.
 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 14, 2008

Peace Operations and Organized Crime

Drawn from a seminar jointly convened by the International Peace Institute and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, this paper explores the relationship between organized crime and international peace operations al hitherto largely neglected area of both scholarly and practitioner-led discourse.  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 10, 2008

Strengthening Multilateral Capacity: Roundtable on Transnational Organized Crime

IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on transnational organized crime at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel. The roundtable was the first of five such events to be held for "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges." 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 02, 2008

Opening Plenary on Transnational Security Challenges Launches IPI Task Force One

On April 2nd-4th, representatives of approximately forty UN member states met for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force One on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity,” at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. Task Force One will deal specifically with transnational security challenges; these include organized crime, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, small arms, and biosecurity. Each of these issues will be examined in greater depth during roundtables to be held during April and May.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - January 17, 2008

Merchant Of Death: Viktor Bout And UN Arms Embargo-Busting

The International Peace Institute held a launch and discussion of a new book by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun, Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes and the Man Who Makes War Possible. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2007

Addressing Nuclear Black Markets

IPI launched the new strategic dossier by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) entitled "Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks."
 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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