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Panel Discussions - May 13, 2014

Panel: Africa and ICC Should Move Beyond Hostilities

A top UN official and a leading human rights activist said at IPI that criticism depicting the International Criminal Court (ICC) as biased against Africa is unfounded, and urged African states to step up their support for the court’s fight against mass atrocities worldwide, but they also acknowledged that Africa’s contentious relationship with the ICC stems from centuries of colonial rule and a strong perception of bias.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - May 12, 2014

South Sudanese Civil Leaders: Peacebuilding Efforts Must Broaden

At a policy forum on May 12th entitled “The View from South Sudan: Civil Society Perspectives on a Way Forward,” two South Sudanese lawyers discussed the potential role of civil society in the mediation process, national reconciliation, and ensuring accountability for the abuses suffered by civilians in the current hostilities in their country. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 22, 2014

Adama Dieng: Action, Not Only Warning, Needed On Genocide Prevention

Genocide is a process with many “signposts along the road,” said Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, on April 22nd. “What we need is not more early warning, but early action,” he added at a panel discussion on the lessons learned in the 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. 

 
 

 

Conferences - April 08, 2014

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar

Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 07, 2014

Ladsous: Congo Is UN “Laboratory” for Drones and New Technology

With peacekeeping forces facing heightened threats in the field, and with greater expectations from local society as well as international actors, it’s imperative that the United Nations “works in the 21st century and not the 19th or early 20th century," said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 03, 2014

In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement

What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 25, 2014

Adebajo, Panel Discuss African and African-American Nobel Peace Laureates

The ten Africans and three African-Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize comprise a complex group of peace leaders, said Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director of Centre for Conflict Resolution, on March 25th. He spoke as part of a panel at the International Peace Institute’s launch of Africa’s Peacemakers, Nobel Laureates of African Descent, edited by Mr. Adebajo. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 14, 2014

Top Clerics Say CAR Crisis Not Religious but Political

“This is not a religious crisis, actually,” said Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Catholic Archbishop of Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) on March 14th. “It is a political and military crisis.” The archbishop joined two other faith leaders at the International Peace Institute to discuss opportunities to stop the killing that broke out in December 2012. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2014

Leaving Women Out of Peace Is “Trying to See With One Eye Covered”

Since women make up half the world population, peace processes without them is “like trying to see with one eye covered," said Leymah Gbowee, Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, at the International Peace Institute on March 11. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 26, 2014

Roméo Dallaire: Neutralize Child Soldiers Without Destroying Them

“We believe that by better training both police and military and a whole new dimension of working much closer, particularly information-wise, with NGOs and other agencies on the ground, we can work at neutralizing without destroying children as a system of weaponry in this era,” said Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) at an IPI event on February 26th.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Killing of al-Shabaab Leader Throws Future of Militant Group into Question
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.

Key Global Events to Watch in September
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.