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Meeting Notes - June 04, 2012

Elections and Stability in West Africa

A large number of elections have been conducted in West African countries in recent years, and these elections provide insights into some of the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 31, 2012

Guterres: New Crises Multiplying While Old Ones Persist

“We are witnessing the combination of two very worrying factors: crises are multiplying, old crises never seem to die,” António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told an IPI audience on May 31, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 25, 2012

Displacement in the Western Balkans Calls for Regional Solutions

On May 25th, the IPI Vienna Office hosted an informal meeting on “Regional Solutions for Displacement: Lessons Learned from the Western Balkans.” The workshop brought together senior government representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia for a unique opportunity to reflect on the process of finding regional solutions to the problem of forced displacement in the Western Balkans. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 24, 2012

Kamau: South-South Cooperation Should Be “No-Brainer”

“One would think that the whole idea of south-south cooperation being a very critical and important part of what should be the solutions of what we face in the world would be a no-brainer,” Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya told an IPI policy forum on May 24, 2012. 

 
 

 

Conferences - May 23, 2012

The Impact of the Uprisings: IPI Vienna Seminar 2012

This year’s IPI Vienna Seminar, which took place on May 23-24th, focused on “The Uprisings: The Future of North Africa and the Middle East.”  

 
 

 

General Announcements - May 22, 2012

IPI Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, the largest non-profit evaluator in the United States, has awarded IPI its highest possible rating for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 22, 2012

Imam Feisal: Not Islam vs West, But Moderates vs Extremists

“The real battlefront is not between Islam and the West, or Muslims and Jews, or Muslims and Hindus, etc. The real battlefront is between moderates of all the faith traditions against the extremists of all the faith traditions,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told an IPI Beyond the Headlines audience on May 22, 2012.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 17, 2012

Ocampo: Consensus Biggest Issue Facing International Criminal Court

“The real issue is consensus,” Luis Moreno-Ocampo, outgoing chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told an IPI audience on May 17th. He was speaking about challenges the ICC will face in the next decade.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 10, 2012

Arbour: What the Rule of Law Means

“In my understanding of the rule of law, fundamentally, what the rule of law means is that it embraces the principle of equality before the law,” Louise Arbour, president of the International Crisis Group (ICG), told an IPI audience on May 10, 2012. Ms. Arbour outlined that this means that no one is above the law and everyone has both equal protection and equal benefit of the law.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 08, 2012

Panel on the Changing Nature of Peacekeeping

“Hybrid and support models are gaining prevalence, particularly among the UN and the AU . This reflects the changing nature of peacekeeping in Africa, especially the manner in which peacekeeping missions are composed, driven, and funded,” Olivier Nduhungirehe, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations, told an IPI audience on May 8, 2012.  

 
 

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.