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Panel Discussions - February 24, 2015

Quantifying Peace

“Peace can and should be quantified,“ said Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace while speaking at IPI’s Vienna office on January 24. Mr. Killelea stressed the need for focusing on positive peace rather than just the absence of conflict (negative peace), and outlined ways of defining and measuring peacefulness. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - February 20, 2015

Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri Appointed IPI Vice President

The International Peace Institute is pleased to announce that Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri has been named Vice President of IPI. He will provide expert guidance and support and oversee the implementation to IPI’s ongoing programs and research activities. 

 
 

 

Conferences - February 17, 2015

ICM Briefs UN Delegates from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Others

ICM Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Eastern European and Western European and Others groups on February 17th and 19th, respectively.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 13, 2015

Slovak FM Lajčák: Ability to Listen Is Key to Effective Multilateralism

Sharing his views on topics ranging from the crisis in Ukraine and the role of women in peace processes to the changing role of the UN, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia said the key ingredient to a successful multilateralism is “the ability to listen to each other, the kind of listening when you understand even if you might disagree." 

 
 

 

Conferences - February 12, 2015

Building Bridges in Georgia

On February 12th, the International Peace Institute, with the support of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, held a meeting in Belgrade to explore new approaches to improving relations between Georgia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.  

 
 

 

Conferences - February 09, 2015

ICM Meets With UN Representatives from Latin America, Caribbean, Asia-Pacific

Chair Kevin Rudd and Secretary-General Hardeep Puri briefed delegates from the Latin American and Caribbean (GRULAC) and Asia-Pacific regional groups on the work of the ICM on February 9th and 10th, respectively.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - February 05, 2015

SRSG Kay: 2015 a “Decisive Year” for Somalia

Nicholas Kay, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, told an IPI audience that 2015 will be a decisive year for the African country, as its citizens move to establish a democratic and federal system which they hope can ensure their security and development.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 03, 2015

Saving Strangers and Neighbors: Advancing UN-AU Cooperation on Peace Operations

The United Nations and African Union now deploy a record number of peacekeepers in Africa. In the past two years, the relationship between the two institutions has deepened, as new AU missions in Mali and the Central African Republic have transitioned into UN peacekeeping operations and ongoing missions in Somali and South Sudan have expanded considerably.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - January 29, 2015

Building Peace and Development in the Sahel: Enhancing the Political Participation of Women and Youth

The twin security and political crises that erupted in Mali in 2012 revealed the complex and multilayered challenges that threaten peace and stability and delay development across the Sahel.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 20, 2015

Dutch FM Koenders: ''The Security Council Has to Change''

Speaking to an overflow IPI audience on January 20th, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders acknowledged how far the United Nations has come since its inception 70 years ago but said that the organization still “has a lot of growing up to do.”  

 
 

The Global Observatory

History Points to Rough Road Ahead for Ukraine Peace Deal
Previous deals can help shed light on the future of Minsk II.

Key Global Events to Watch in February
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2015: Ten Multilateral Events to Watch This Year
A list of ten events that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2015, 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.