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General Announcements - May 22, 2012

IPI Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, the largest non-profit evaluator in the United States, has awarded IPI its highest possible rating for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.”  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 23, 2012

A Quiet Diplomat for Challenging Times

Ban Ki-moon was appointed to a second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations in his typical style: quietly. In a time of divisive power plays in the Security Council, all 15 members supported him and, a week later, the General Assembly gave its unanimous consent. No other candidate had been put forward and no fuss was raised among Member States.  

 
 

 

Comment & Analysis - January 22, 2012

Al-Shabaab Fears Political Agenda in Western Aid Says IPI's John Hirsch

"The United Nations system is both a humanitarian aid system and political system, and it's seen as very much within a Western orbit, so a great deal of the reluctance of Al-Shabaab to allow some of these aid agencies to function has to do with their perception, whether right or wrong, that these aid agencies also represent a political agenda," says John Hirsch, IPI Senior Adviser, in this Al Jazeera report.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - January 13, 2012

IPI Initiative: Cops Without Borders

Illicit money flows linked to global crime syndicates are conservatively estimated at US$130 billion annually. As criminal networks expand, they increasingly ignore international borders while law enforcement agencies remain largely confined to their own national boundaries.  

 
 

 

 

 

General Announcements - November 17, 2011

Ambassador Maureen Quinn Joins IPI

The International Peace Institute is pleased to announce that Ambassador Maureen Quinn has joined IPI as a Senior Adviser.
 

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 15, 2011

IPI Launches the Rick Hooper Distinguished Fellowship for International Peace and Security

The International Peace Institute has established a new fellowship honoring Richard M. Hooper, the UN diplomat and Middle East expert who was killed at age 40 on August 19, 2003 in the terrorist bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
 

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 10, 2011

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: A New Book by Adekeye Adebajo

A book launch event for UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts, with author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, and Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Change Management Team.

  Watch video on Vimeo (recorded November 10th) >>  

 
 

 

General Announcements - November 03, 2011

Palestinian Refugees in the Arab Spring: A Forgotten Constituency?

Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), spoke about his role as Commissioner-General of UNRWA and the challenges ahead for Palestinian refugees in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Comment & Analysis - October 27, 2011

George Sherry (1924-2011)

George Sherry, an adviser to former International Peace Academy Presidents Olara Otunnu and David Malone from 1995-1998, passed away on October 21st after a long illness. George brought his extensive knowledge and insights on the Middle East and Cyprus from his long experience at the United Nations to inform conferences and publications of IPA, which changed its name to the International Peace Institute (IPI) in 2008. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.