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Meeting Notes - April 14, 2008
Drawn from a seminar jointly convened by the International Peace Institute and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, this paper explores the relationship between organized crime and international peace operations al hitherto largely neglected area of both scholarly and practitioner-led discourse.
Policy Papers - April 13, 2008
Drawing on interviews with senior officials of Peacebuilding Commission member countries, as well as UN, government, and civil society stakeholders in New York, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, this report assesses whether the Peacebuilding Commission is on the right track and makes recommendations to further consolidate its emerging role and enhance its impact.
Conferences - April 10, 2008
IPI's Coping with Crisis program held a roundtable meeting on transnational organized crime at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel. The roundtable was the first of five such events to be held for "Task Force One: Transnational Security Challenges."
Conferences - April 02, 2008
On April 2nd-4th, representatives of approximately forty UN member states met for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force One on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity,” at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. Task Force One will deal specifically with transnational security challenges; these include organized crime, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, small arms, and biosecurity. Each of these issues will be examined in greater depth during roundtables to be held during April and May.
Policy Papers - March 31, 2008
This IPI paper examines in detail the correlation between environmental issues and security, drawing on both scientific evidence and empirical examples, and concludes with a series of actionable policy recommendations.
General Announcements - March 23, 2008
Panel Discussions - March 07, 2008
General Announcements - February 22, 2008
IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen spoke last week at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on his long-term perspectives on resolving the Middle East crisis, and on the topic of “Coping with Crisis in the Middle East: Four Epicenters of Instability.”
General Announcements - February 16, 2008
On February 7-8, IPI launched a new initiative, the Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, with an opening symposium on “Development, Resources, and Environment: Defining Challenges for the Security Agenda.”
Meeting Notes - February 13, 2008
The International Peace Institute's 2007 West Point Seminar brought together participants from over forty Permanent Missions to the UN and four governmental and nongovernmental organizations to discuss how the UN can address transnational security challenges more effectively.
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