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Speaker Events - September 20, 2013

Robinson: "Framework of Hope" Potentially a Game Changer in Great Lakes Peace Processes

Women peace builders—on the ground and across the negotiating table—was the focus of a September 20th IPI event featuring Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa, where she discussed why women’s voices matter in peace processes and the next steps in implementing the February 24th Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, also known as the Framework of Hope. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 19, 2013

Complexities Abound in Kenya's Withdrawal From Rome Statute

The complexities surrounding Kenya’s recent proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)—a decision regretted by most representatives of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute—was the topic of a recent IPI policy forum on September 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 17, 2013

Egeland: Detoxify Counterterrorism Measures

“What is material support to terrorism? Is it building a school that someone would potentially take over?”

These questions were posed by Jan Egeland, the Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and a former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, at an IPI panel event cosponsored by NRC and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 16, 2013

Vogt: Democracy Cannot Be Imposed

“As members of the international community, we should not come with preconceived and prefixed concepts of democracy to impose,” said Margaret Vogt, Mediator-in-Residence at the UN Department of Political Affairs. “We should make sure that we work with organic structures and institutions and reinforce those.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 13, 2013

SRSG Kay Expresses Optimism on Somalia

“This is a UN presence on the ground, out front in Somalia in a way that it hasn’t been in a generation,” said Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, at an IPI event on September 13th, about the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The mission replaced the long-standing UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) in June 2013. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 09, 2013

Ban, Bloomberg at IPI

Terje Rød- Larsen, President of the International Peace Institute, welcomes New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a reception at IPI.

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 10, 2013

Tax Revenue, Not Aid, Better For Countries Emerging from Conflict, Says Expert

“Countries have more to gain from growing their tax bases than they do from relying on international development assistance,” said Kieran Holmes, General Commissioner of the Burundi Revenue Authority, at an IPI policy forum held on July 10th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 03, 2013

In Preparing for Disaster, Coordination Saves Lives

Regional cooperation for disaster preparedness and relief in Central Asia was the topic of a July 3rd roundtable discussion held in Almaty, Kazakhstan that brought together representatives from the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and included officials from emergency services from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran, as well as international experts on civil-military coordination for disaster risk reduction (DRR).  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 02, 2013

Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa

In a new volume which challenges traditional peacebuilding frameworks in Africa, seventeen chapter authors of the book Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa, examine the tensions in the interaction between local and global actors engaged in building peace on the continent. The book, a joint collaboration between Cambridge University and the Centre for Conflict Resolution in South Africa, was introduced at the International Peace Institute on July 2, 2013 by co-editor Dr. Devon Curtis.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - July 01, 2013

Citizen Security Joins the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Much has been learned from the experiences of both countries and international development partners working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were declared in 2000. In particular, country experience has revealed the importance of citizen security for achieving sustainable development, underscoring the importance of including armed violence prevention and reduction in the post-2015 MDGs framework. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

Are Recent Prison Breaks in Nigeria Part of a Southward Expansion by Boko Haram?
Whoever is behind them, these prison breaks signal that Nigeria’s authorities are struggling to maintain the rule of law, not just in the far northeast, but also in the Middle Belt and the southwest.

Key Global Events to Watch in December
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.