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Panel Discussions - September 22, 2014

IPI Hosts Ministers, Officials at Annual Mideast Dinner

On Monday, September 22nd, IPI held its Ninth Ministerial Dinner on the Middle East in its Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. The working dinner saw the participation of foreign ministers and other high-level representatives from the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and beyond.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 19, 2014

Madani: Extremist Group Actions “Cannot be Associated with Any Religion”

Iyad Madani, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reaffirmed at IPI the Muslim world’s commitment to religious tolerance and human rights and sought to distance Islam from the recent violent actions at the hands of extremist groups across Africa and the Middle East.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 17, 2014

Abdullahi: To Be “At Peace with Itself,” Africa Needs to Address Structural Flaws

On September 17th, the African Union’s (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs Aisha L. Abdullahi acknowledged that Africa had come a long way in its quest for democratic governance, but added that it would have to address the structural causes that often plunge it into conflict in order to “be at peace with itself, secure, and corruption-free.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 15, 2014

Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy

Young people around the world appear increasingly disaffected with politics and political institutions, particularly in countries where corruption is rampant and government accountability is lacking. Yet during a September 15th event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, a group of young political activists from three different continents spoke at IPI about recent gains in youth political activism and ways to encourage it. 

 
 

 

Conferences - September 10, 2014

Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914

On September 10-11, 2014, the International Peace Institute launched its inaugural meeting at its Middle East Regional Office in Manama, Bahrain titled “Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 09, 2014

Threats and Opportunities for Energy Sector in West Africa

West African development depends on energy, and that energy depends on stability—this was one of the sentiments repeated during a September 9th expert roundtable held in Paris on the theme of energy and security in West Africa.  

 
 

 

Conferences - September 04, 2014

Addis Meeting Examines Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

In recent years, the UN and other international organizations have frequently used terms like “national ownership,” “local ownership,” and “inclusivity” to reflect the growing importance of the concept of “the local” in the field of international peacebuilding and statebuilding.  

 
 

 

Conferences - August 25, 2014

IPI High-Level Conference Reassesses Global Governance

Between August 25th-29th, the International Peace Institute in cooperation with the Salzburg Global Seminar organized a high-level forum in Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg on “1814, 1914 and 2014: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future.”  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

 

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.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.