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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?  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 23, 2014

National Ownership Is Essential For Peacebuilding to Succeed in CAR

With the Central African Republic (CAR) steeped in ethnic and inter-religious violence, a group of UN officials, government representatives, and members of civil society gathered at IPI on June 23rd and discussed the best way forward for the war-torn country.  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 16, 2014

Stability in the Sahel and the Maghreb: The Roles of Women, Youth, and the Elders

To counter the pervasive insecurity and violence in the Sahel and Maghreb regions, and address the political, social, and economic marginalization that have been driving them, it is urgent to devise strategies that send reassuring messages to the beleaguered populations living in these regions. This was the key message that emerged from a regional seminar organized by IPI on June 16-17, 2014 in Rabat, Morocco,  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 15, 2014

Dieng: In CAR, Relocation of Civilians Is Only Option

Abdou Dieng, the former Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic (CAR), said at IPI that relocation within the country is currently the only option for thousands of civilians who must choose between moving or facing death.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 13, 2014

Panel: Africa and ICC Should Move Beyond Hostilities

A top UN official and a leading human rights activist said at IPI that criticism depicting the International Criminal Court (ICC) as biased against Africa is unfounded, and urged African states to step up their support for the court’s fight against mass atrocities worldwide, but they also acknowledged that Africa’s contentious relationship with the ICC stems from centuries of colonial rule and a strong perception of bias.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 12, 2014

South Sudanese Civil Leaders: Peacebuilding Efforts Must Broaden

At a policy forum on May 12th entitled “The View from South Sudan: Civil Society Perspectives on a Way Forward,” two South Sudanese lawyers discussed the potential role of civil society in the mediation process, national reconciliation, and ensuring accountability for the abuses suffered by civilians in the current hostilities in their country. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2014

Adama Dieng: Action, Not Only Warning, Needed On Genocide Prevention

Genocide is a process with many “signposts along the road,” said Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, on April 22nd. “What we need is not more early warning, but early action,” he added at a panel discussion on the lessons learned in the 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 08, 2014

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar

Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 07, 2014

Ladsous: Congo Is UN “Laboratory” for Drones and New Technology

With peacekeeping forces facing heightened threats in the field, and with greater expectations from local society as well as international actors, it’s imperative that the United Nations “works in the 21st century and not the 19th or early 20th century," said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

In Gaza and Israel, a Need for a Signed, Ratified Truce Agreement
A sustainable truce between the two sides will have to include a ratified document, verified by a third party, that guarantees Gaza's freedom and Israel's security.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.