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Conferences - June 21, 2008

Meeting on Contractor Killings for UN Special Rapporteur

IPI hosted a closed-door meeting of civil society with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, on the occasion of his Mission to the United States. The meeting, held at IPI's Trygve Lie Center was intended to provide constructive thinking on how best to prevent and remedy contractor killings.
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 18, 2008

The Inside Story of UN Peace Operations

The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new book series, the "IPI Histories of UN Peace Operations." Initiated by the UN Departments of Political Affairs and Peacekeeping Operations, this series aims to fill a critical gap in institutional knowledge in the field of peacekeeping. 

 
 

 

Conferences - June 16, 2008

Task Force Two Roundtable on Peace Operations

As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion of peace operations held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the first of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion of institutional and policy challenges related to peace operations, options for overcoming these challenges, and the obstacles that may be faced in so doing.
 

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - June 14, 2008

Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect

The report stems from a two-day roundtable in Stellenbosch, South Africa, jointly convened by IPI, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), and the Office of the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG).  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 11, 2008

IPI Launches Task Force on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict

On June 11th-12th, representatives of United Nations member states and academic experts gathered at the Greentree Estate on Long Island for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force Two: Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - June 10, 2008

Counterterrorism Capacity Building in Asia and Africa

The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - June 06, 2008

UN Secretary-General, UK Foreign Secretary, and Speaker of Norwegian Parliament Address IPI

On May 19th, the International Peace Institute hosted an all day symposium on “Reducing Global Insecurity” at its new state-of-the-art conference facility, the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. Leading international policymakers, academics, and UN ambassadors gathered to inaugurate IPI’s new space and reflect on the legacy of the United Nations’ first Secretary-General, Trygve Lie. Symposium participants engaged in forward-looking discussions on how best to strengthen multilateral capacities and institutional architectures to address emerging security threats and global challenges. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - May 22, 2008

IPI Receives Highest Possible Rating from Charity Navigator

The International Peace Institute is proud to announce that Charity Navigator, the largest non-profit evaluator in the United States, has awarded IPI a 4-star rating for “its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.”
 

 
 

 

Books - May 20, 2008

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: The Story of UNAMSIL

The first in a series of inside histories, Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone relates how a small country's one insignificant in the strategic considerations of the world powers' propelled the United Nations to center stage in a crisis  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 16, 2008

Ambassadors from Africa, Asia, and Latin America Offer Regional Perspectives on RtoP

On May 12th, the International Peace Institute held a lunchtime policy discussion of the basis, scope, and prospects for the responsibility to protect (RtoP), as seen from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

 

 
 

The Global Observatory

UN at "Heart of the Dysfunction" in Humanitarian Aid, New Report Finds
In a new report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a blunt critique of the humanitarian system, and the UN's role in it. IPI's Marie O'Reilly spoke with Sandrine Tiller, one of the authors.

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.