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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.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - December 15, 2014

Fathi: Iran and the Struggle Between Hardliners and Reformers

Discussing her new book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran at IPI on December 15th, author Nazila Fathi said that 35 years after the revolution, Iran is divided between hardliners and a large moderate middle class, but admitted that it is still unclear which of the two sides will gain the upper hand.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 12, 2014

Effective Governance Key to Africa’s Rise

Good governance is the key to Africa’s rise, but structural challenges are pulling the continent back, according to a new report launched at a December 12th IPI policy forum entitled “Effective Governance in Challenging Environments.” 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 09, 2014

Small States in a Multilateral World

Despite their size and limited resources, small states have an important and crucial role to play in the multilateral system and can leverage their power through cooperation.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 02, 2014

Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict: From Concept to Norm

Five years after the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1894, the concept of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (PoC) has become a widely accepted norm at the UN, featuring more and more in Council mandates and becoming a cornerstone of UN missions on the ground.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 27, 2014

Dialogue on Multilateralism Continues in Geneva

The Geneva launch of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) took place on November 27th in the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva which used to be the seat of the League of Nations. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 25, 2014

Independent Commission on Multilateralism Launched in Vienna

The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) was launched officially in Vienna on November 25th. The event was held at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and opened by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. 

 
 

 

Conferences - November 13, 2014

Experts Forum: Assessing Links Between Peacebuilding and Organized Crime

Organized crime and peacebuilding can be seen as separate issues, but recent research and practice suggest the two are deeply linked—conflict is increasingly fueling crime, and crime in turn makes peace harder to achieve. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 05, 2014

Top-Down Governance Hurts Women, Youth Participation

Governments in the Sahel and Maghreb are still using top-down approaches to governance that make it hard for women and youth to have a say in public life, even though their participation can help their governments’ struggle against instability and extremism.  

 
 

 

Conferences - November 03, 2014

Enhancing Women's Share in Peace and Security

“We did not want to make war safe for women; we wanted to end war for everyone,” Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury said, recalling the goal of a new resolution he introduced as president of the Security Council in the year 2000. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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The success of the negotiations hinges on the UN's ability to bring all parties to the table.

Key Global Events to Watch in January
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.