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Speaker Events - January 20, 2015

Dutch FM Koenders: ''The Security Council Has to Change''

Speaking to an overflow IPI audience on January 20th, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders acknowledged how far the United Nations has come since its inception 70 years ago but said that the organization still “has a lot of growing up to do.”  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 15, 2014

New IPI Report Explores the Challenges of Mediation in Libya’s Political Transition

As two rival parliaments and administrations in Tripoli and Tobruk currently vie for control of the government in Libya, a new UN-brokered initiative is attempting to renew a national dialogue process.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 12, 2014

Effective Governance Key to Africa’s Rise

Good governance is the key to Africa’s rise, but structural challenges are pulling the continent back, according to a new report launched at a December 12th IPI policy forum entitled “Effective Governance in Challenging Environments.” 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - December 11, 2014

New Report: Can Effective Governance Broaden Who is ''Rising'' in Africa?

The “Africa rising” narrative has gained traction in recent years. But who, exactly, is rising? While statistics point to a continent whose fortunes have improved, many African citizens remain at the margins of socioeconomic development.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 09, 2014

Small States in a Multilateral World

Despite their size and limited resources, small states have an important and crucial role to play in the multilateral system and can leverage their power through cooperation.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 02, 2014

Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict: From Concept to Norm

Five years after the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1894, the concept of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (PoC) has become a widely accepted norm at the UN, featuring more and more in Council mandates and becoming a cornerstone of UN missions on the ground.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 27, 2014

Dialogue on Multilateralism Continues in Geneva

The Geneva launch of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) took place on November 27th in the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva which used to be the seat of the League of Nations. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 25, 2014

Independent Commission on Multilateralism Launched in Vienna

The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) was launched officially in Vienna on November 25th. The event was held at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and opened by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 20, 2014

New IPI Report Examines Legal Issues Surrounding UN's Intervention Brigade

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN’s peacekeeping mission as a whole—not just the Intervention Brigade component—is a party to the conflict under international law.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 13, 2014

Experts Forum: Assessing Links Between Peacebuilding and Organized Crime

Organized crime and peacebuilding can be seen as separate issues, but recent research and practice suggest the two are deeply linked—conflict is increasingly fueling crime, and crime in turn makes peace harder to achieve. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

History Points to Rough Road Ahead for Ukraine Peace Deal
Previous deals can help shed light on the future of Minsk II.

Key Global Events to Watch in February
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, 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.