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Meeting Notes - December 15, 2009

Negotiating Climate Change

Representatives of more than thirty UN missions, as well as academic and scientific experts on climate change, convened on April 17 and 18, 2009 to examine some of the major threats posed by climate change and existing gaps and inconsistencies in current efforts by individual states and the international community to address them.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - November 02, 2009

Study: 20 Million Displaced by Climate-related Disasters in 2008

An IPI policy forum launched a new joint study by a UN office and a prominent Norwegian group showing that 36 million people were displaced in 2008 by sudden onset natural disasters — 20 million of them by climate-related disasters such as storms and floods.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 22, 2009

Denmark, IPI Co-host Meeting on Climate Change as Security Threat

On September 22nd, IPI and the Danish government co-hosted a high-level dialogue on the nexus of climate change and international security.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2009

Experts Discuss Global Terrorism Strategy at IPI

On September 10, 2009, IPI hosted a policy forum on terrorism with Jean-Paul Laborde, Special Adviser to the Under-Secretary-General, who discussed ongoing efforts to implement the UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.  

 
 

 

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. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 21, 2009

Global Terrorism: IPI Blue Paper no. 4

The increasingly transnational and multifaceted nature of terrorism calls for a strong multilateral response. States have the primary responsibility for protecting their populations from the threats posed by terrorism.  

 
 

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