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Panel Discussions - June 03, 2010

NATO: “UN Cannot Achieve Everything on Its Own”

"Everybody realizes that even the UN, with its broad mandate, large experience, and unique position among international organizations, often cannot achieve everything on its own,” said General Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), at an IPI roundtable discussion on June 3rd.   

 
 

 

 

 

Conferences - May 16, 2010

Partnerships in Peace Operations Focus of IPI's 2010 Vienna Seminar

The 2010 Vienna Seminar on “UN Peacekeeping in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Peace" explored the concept and practice of partnership in peace operations. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 14, 2010

Holmes: Current Humanitarian Response “Doesn’t Fit the World”

“It’s clearer and clearer that the current model of humanitarian response doesn’t fit the world as it really exists,” said John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during an IPI panel discussion. Mr. Holmes was referring to his organization’s lack of response to some long-term humanitarian needs.  

 
 

 

Podcasts - May 13, 2010

Podcast: Isobel Coleman Discusses Using Islam to Promote Women’s Rights

“In many conservative Islamic societies Islam and religion are being used as a justification against women, but now it’s also being used by more and more people as a justification for change,” said Isobel Coleman, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, at an appearance May 5th at IPI.

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Panel Discussions - May 13, 2010

Norway Ambassador: “Race Between Disarmament and Proliferation”

“There is indeed a race between disarmament and proliferation,” said Knut Langeland, Ambassador for Disarmament from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressing an overflow audience at IPI.   

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 11, 2010

Finnish Expert: “Regional Conflicts Are Closely Connected With Nuclear Arms Race”

Longtime nuclear-arms expert Raimo Väyrynen told an IPI audience that regional conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia are “closely connected with the nuclear arms race.”
 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 07, 2010

What Role for Internally Displaced Persons in Peace Processes?

Parties and mediators should engage with internally displaced persons throughout the peace process, said Walter Kälin, the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, at an IPI policy forum on May 7th.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 05, 2010

Using Islam to Promote Women’s Rights

“In many conservative Islamic societies Islam and religion are being used as a justification against women, but now it’s also being used by more and more people as a justification for change,” said Isobel Coleman, senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, at an appearance May 5th at IPI.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 04, 2010

Refugees and the Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding

While refugees can stretch the capacities of hosting countries, their presence can also have beneficial effects.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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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.