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Panel Discussions - September 22, 2013

IPI Annual Mideast Ministerial Dinner

More than 40 foreign ministers, United Nations officials, and heads of humanitarian agencies gathered Sunday night, September 22, 2013, at the International Peace Institute for the Eighth Annual Ministerial Working Dinner on the Middle East. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 20, 2013

Robinson: "Framework of Hope" Potentially a Game Changer in Great Lakes Peace Processes

Women peace builders—on the ground and across the negotiating table—was the focus of a September 20th IPI event featuring Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa, where she discussed why women’s voices matter in peace processes and the next steps in implementing the February 24th Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, also known as the Framework of Hope. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2013

Complexities Abound in Kenya's Withdrawal From Rome Statute

The complexities surrounding Kenya’s recent proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)—a decision regretted by most representatives of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute—was the topic of a recent IPI policy forum on September 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 17, 2013

Egeland: Detoxify Counterterrorism Measures

“What is material support to terrorism? Is it building a school that someone would potentially take over?”

These questions were posed by Jan Egeland, the Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and a former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, at an IPI panel event cosponsored by NRC and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

 
 

 

 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2013

Vogt: Democracy Cannot Be Imposed

“As members of the international community, we should not come with preconceived and prefixed concepts of democracy to impose,” said Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs. “We should make sure that we work with organic structures and institutions and reinforce those.”  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 13, 2013

New Report: How Regional Responses to Humanitarian Crises Could Help Syria

As the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, could the humanitarian crisis afflicting the country and its neighbors provide an entryway for regional cooperation? This policy paper examines how regional responses to humanitarian crises have succeeded or failed to meet humanitarian objectives in order to inform approaches to contemporary crises. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 13, 2013

SRSG Kay Expresses Optimism on Somalia

“This is a UN presence on the ground, out front in Somalia in a way that it hasn’t been in a generation,” said Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, at an IPI event on September 13th, about the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The mission replaced the long-standing UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) in June 2013. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 09, 2013

Ban, Bloomberg at IPI

Terje Rød- Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute, welcomes New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a reception at IPI.

 
 

 

General Announcements - September 06, 2013

High-Level Meeting in Tunis on Mali and the Sahel Sahara

On September 9 and 10, IPI, together with the Centre 4S, and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), will co-host a high-level meeting in Tunis that will bring together officials and specialists working on the Mali issue with the objective to conduct a critical examination of the realities underlying the crises in Mali and the Sahel-Sahara and the regional and international responses crafted to address them; take stock of the challenges that lie ahead; and identify appropriate responses. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process
UN momentum toward stopping illicit arms trade seems to have slowed, but national gun control laws hint at the possibility of a successful bottom-up approach.

Key Global Events to Watch in August
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.