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General Announcements - November 19, 2009

IPI Examines Role of Peacebuilding Commission in Two New Issue Briefs

IPI's two new issue briefs — one on the Peacebuilding Commission's coordination role, and one on the Peacebuilding Commission and mutual accountability —   are published just as member states gear up for the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) review in 2010. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 12, 2009

Development and Armed Violence: East African Perspectives

A policy forum was held at IPI on November 12, 2009 to discuss a new study by World Vision and Project Ploughshares on the nexus between development and armed violence in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - November 10, 2009

IPI Report: The Monitoring and Evaluation of Peace Operations

In spite of positive indications, the challenges ahead for developing more effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies for peace operations are considerable.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 09, 2009

Debating the Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping

On November 9, 2009, IPI held a lunchtime policy forum to discuss the key findings and recommendations from the much-anticipated independent study on the protection of civilians in UN peace operations.

 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 06, 2009

Justice Goldstone Addresses IPI

On November 5, 2009, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution endorsing the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, led by Richard Goldstone, the South African judge who served as chief prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 02, 2009

Study: 20 Million Displaced by Climate-related Disasters in 2008

An IPI policy forum launched a new joint study by a UN office and a prominent Norwegian group showing that 36 million people were displaced in 2008 by sudden onset natural disasters — 20 million of them by climate-related disasters such as storms and floods.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - October 21, 2009

Podcast: Andrew Rice and Duncan Laki

A podcast of IPI's Beyond the Headlines event on October 21, 2009 featuring Andrew Rice, author of the book The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda, and a key figure in the book, Duncan Muhumuza Laki.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 21, 2009

Unlocking the Secret of His Father’s Disappearance and Death

IPI held a Beyond the Headlines event on October 21, 2009 featuring the book The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda and its author, Andrew Rice.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 19, 2009

IPI Publishes New Report on Mediation and Peace Processes

Today more than ever before, armed conflicts are likely to end in mediated settlements.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 17, 2009

Forum on IPI Palestinian Poll Showing Support for 2-State Plan

Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, and Daniel Levy, a member of Israel’s delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in 2001, participated in a policy forum debate at IPI on the results of an IPI poll that portrayed Palestinians supporting a two-state peace plan. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Is a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Feasible?
The ceasefire proposed by UNSG Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry to put an end to the violence in Gaza may be the best offer on the table, although important lessons from the past need to be heeded.

Key Global Events to Watch in July
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.