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Panel Discussions - June 05, 2013

Switzerland Prepares for Chairmanship of the OSCE

IPI hosted a meeting in New York on June 5 to examine the role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as a regional arrangement of the United Nations under Chapter VIII of the UN Charter.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - June 03, 2013

Equal Citizenship Not Guaranteed in Draft Constitutions For Tunisia and Egypt

As Tunisia prepares to vote on its constitution next month, two reports examining draft constitutions for Tunisia and Egypt found that language guaranteeing equal citizenship between men and women has not been included, though citizenship was not explicitly undermined on the basis of gender.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 29, 2013

Energy for Peace

“We must focus on energy for peace, as well as energy for development,” said Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), at the first plenary meeting of the IPI energy and security task force held in Vienna on May 29th. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 23, 2013

Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery: The International Expert Forum

On May 23, policymakers, practitioners and researchers met for the fourth International Expert Forum (IEF) in New York. 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 22, 2013

Defense and Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific Region: The JIDD Conference

This meeting note summarizes the discussions held at the third annual Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD), which was convened by the government of Indonesia with the support of IPI.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - May 17, 2013

Peacekeeping Operations and the Durability of Peace: What Works and What Does Not?

This meeting note is from the third International Expert Forum (IEF) held at IPI on December 10, 2012, in a joint collaboration with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, IPI, and the Social Science Research Council.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 16, 2013

Gender and Peacekeeping: Perspectives from the Field

Security Council resolution 1325, passed in 2000, is a milestone in international efforts towards addressing the impact of war on women and the crucial role they play in negotiating sustainable peace. Women offer unique and vital perspectives in conflict settings, and it was with these thoughts in mind that panelists discussed pressing, current issues regarding gender and peacekeeping to an IPI audience on May 16, 2013. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 15, 2013

Resiliency and Environmental Change in South Asia

Responding to climate change and environmental risks in fragile states needs to be approached at the local level, looking at the root causes of vulnerability and addressing these factors to build resiliency.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 14, 2013

2013 Vienna Seminar: The Dangerous Nexus of Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism

On May 14-15, the IPI Vienna Seminar took place, focusing on the dangerous nexus between crime, conflict and terrorism, particularly in failing states. This 43rd session of the Vienna Seminar–which was held in the historic Marble Hall of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs–was attended by over one hundred participants from around the world, 

 
 

 

Books - May 13, 2013

Enabling Peace in Guatemala: The Story of MINUGUA

This book chronicles the critical role played by the United Nations in the immediate aftermath of the Guatemalan civil war, which ended in 1996 after more than thirty years of fighting and more than 200,000 lives lost.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

The Search for Federal Solutions
The continuing spread of conflicts across the Middle East and Africa demonstrates the inadequacy of the centralized-state system and the growing appeal of federal solutions.

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.