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Conferences - August 05, 2014

Accra Meeting Examines Effective Governance in Challenging Environments

Despite undeniable progress, the continuous peace and security reverses witnessed across Africa illustrate the persistent gap that exists between aspirational good governance norms and principles and their actual implementation.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - July 31, 2014

IPI’s Hoge Al Jazeera Interview on Gaza, the UN and Press Coverage

Warren Hoge, IPI Senior Adviser for External Relations, tells Al Jazeera America that an imminent ceasefire in Gaza is unlikely because of the unwillingness of both sides in the conflict, Israel and Hamas, to accept one, and the difficulty that poses for UN and US efforts to obtain a halt in the fighting.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 17, 2014

EU and UN Seek Ways to Improve Cooperation in Peacekeeping

The European Union is among the strongest supporters of UN peacekeeping missions around the globe, but the growing challenges faced by UN-led operations have raised the need for better EU-UN cooperation, both on the ground and at the planning level.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 16, 2014

New Report: Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea has become notorious for violence, conflict, and political instability, which often have origins in bad governance, corruption, and failures of social and economic development. How can national governments and multilateral organizations best respond?  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - July 08, 2014

Peacebuilding and Postconflict Recovery: What Works and What Does Not?

More than 600 peace agreements have been concluded since 1990, and nearly 120,000 peacekeepers were deployed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Interventions based on Chapters VI and VII of the UN Charter have correlated with reductions in violence and conflict, yet our knowledge is still very limited about why, how, and which instruments and tools available to peacebuilders 

 
 

 

Conferences - July 07, 2014

IPI Hosts African Junior Fellows

The sixth annual African Junior Professionals Fellowship Program at IPI brought ten African scholars to New York for a month-long familiarization with the United Nations and the related think tank community, from July 7-31 2014. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 01, 2014

SRSG Johnson: South Sudan Crisis Changed UNMISS “Mindset”

Hilde Johnson, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), gave an overflow IPI audience a dramatic account of the challenging situation that has faced the United Nations in the country since the eruption of mass violence at the end of last year.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 25, 2014

Mousavian: Iran and US Have Serious Chance for Rapprochement

From Iraq to Syria, from energy to counterterrorism, Iran and the United States share many common interests across the Middle East and ought to put aside their decades of hostility, said author and former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2014

IPI, Luxembourg Host Ministerial Dinner on Mideast Peace

On June 23, 2014, the International Peace Institute, together with the government of Luxembourg, hosted a ministerial working dinner in Luxembourg on the recent developments in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process; the humanitarian and political crisis in Iraq and Syria; and the current situation in Egypt.

The dinner, which was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution, was co-chaired by Jean Asselborn, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg; Dr. Sultan al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates; and IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen.

Among those also in attendance were the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, Secretary-General of the PLO’s Executive Committee, and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, also attended.

 
 

 

Conferences - June 22, 2014

Real World Lessons Inform 2014 IPI Course in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution

The 2014 Advanced Course in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, held June 22-25, led an array of international diplomats through three days of in-depth lectures, negotiation and public speaking exercises.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Killing of al-Shabaab Leader Throws Future of Militant Group into Question
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.