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Comment & Analysis - September 20, 2010

Reviewing the UN’s Counterterrorism Efforts

The recent General Assembly review of the United Nations’ Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was noteworthy simply for reaffirming the status quo.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2010

Innovations to Fight Hunger Topic of IPI Discussion

The World Food Programme and the International Peace Institute held a discussion titled, “Leveraging Innovative Food Assistance Tools for Emergency Relief and Hunger Solutions” on Wednesday, September 22nd where experts discussed innovative food-aid programs that support smallholder farmers and existing local markets in an effort to bolster local food supplies. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 18, 2010

Terrorism Experts Meet at IPI to Discuss UN Strategy

Jean-Paul Laborde, Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and Director of its office, reiterated the importance of effective, comprehensive and global implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy while speaking during a series of panel discussions co-hosted by the International Peace Institute and the CTITF.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2010

Preparing for the Sudan Referenda and Beyond

In January 2011, Sudan is scheduled to hold two referenda in accordance with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the twenty-two year civil war between North and South, and while there is still uncertainty regarding many issues, it is clear that the UN system has taken on significant responsibilities in facilitating preparations for them.  

 
 

 

Books - September 15, 2010

Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia

Assassinations, riots, state violence—these are some of the topics addressed in a new book, Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia, which features a chapter about Bangladesh by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 15, 2010

African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

This meeting note captures the insights and experiences shared by representatives from the AU, UN, and related academic think tanks at the fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar, which had a principal focus on the emergence and evolution of a new African peace and security architecture for the continent. 

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - September 14, 2010

Democracy Day at the United Nations?

Three years ago the United Nations General Assembly declared September 15th the International Day of Democracy, an annual event to assess the progress of democracy around the world. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 14, 2010

UN Security Council Strategies for Managing Civil Wars Evolving

A policy discussion around a new IPI report on UN Security Council strategies for managing civil wars included comments by Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala, who called the report "fascinating" and said that "it shows a Security Council which is continually evolving." 

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 09, 2010

Dr. Edward C. Luck on Kant's Perpetual Peace

In this film interview for the Perpetual Peace Project, Dr. Edward C. Luck, IPI Senior Vice-President for Research and Programs and Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, discusses Kant's prescient ideas on how human rights came to figure into the responsibilities of the state.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 07, 2010

The UN Security Council and Civil War: Insights from New IPI Study

This new IPI report examines trends in how the Security Council has engaged with civil wars since 1989 and the gradual evolution of the Council’s civil-war response strategies, including where and when it chose to engage.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Transforming Peacebuilding: Can the Internationals Put the Locals First?
International NGOs still struggle to achieve 'local ownership' in peacebuilding, but a new approach is working on putting local people in the lead.

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.