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Conferences - June 21, 2008
IPI hosted a closed-door meeting of civil society with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, on the occasion of his Mission to the United States. The meeting, held at IPI's Trygve Lie Center was intended to provide constructive thinking on how best to prevent and remedy contractor killings.
Panel Discussions - June 18, 2008
The International Peace Institute recently held a panel discussion to launch a new book series, the "IPI Histories of UN Peace Operations." Initiated by the UN Departments of Political Affairs and Peacekeeping Operations, this series aims to fill a critical gap in institutional knowledge in the field of peacekeeping.
Conferences - June 16, 2008
As part of IPI's Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, IPI organized a roundtable discussion of peace operations held at the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. It was the first of four roundtables of Task Force Two on Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict and featured intensive discussion of institutional and policy challenges related to peace operations, options for overcoming these challenges, and the obstacles that may be faced in so doing.
Meeting Notes - June 13, 2008
The report stems from a two-day roundtable in Stellenbosch, South Africa, jointly convened by IPI, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), and the Office of the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG).
Conferences - June 11, 2008
On June 11th-12th, representatives of United Nations member states and academic experts gathered at the Greentree Estate on Long Island for the opening plenary meeting of IPI’s “Task Force Two: Inter- and Intra-state Armed Conflict.”
Conferences - June 10, 2008
The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Panel Discussions - June 06, 2008
On May 19th, the International Peace Institute hosted an all day symposium on “Reducing Global Insecurity” at its new state-of-the-art conference facility, the Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. Leading international policymakers, academics, and UN ambassadors gathered to inaugurate IPI’s new space and reflect on the legacy of the United Nations’ first Secretary-General, Trygve Lie. Symposium participants engaged in forward-looking discussions on how best to strengthen multilateral capacities and institutional architectures to address emerging security threats and global challenges.
General Announcements - May 21, 2008
The International Peace Institute is proud to announce that Charity Navigator, the largest non-profit evaluator in the United States, has awarded IPI a 4-star rating for “its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.”
Books - May 20, 2008
The first in a series of inside histories, Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone relates how a small country's one insignificant in the strategic considerations of the world powers' propelled the United Nations to center stage in a crisis
Panel Discussions - May 16, 2008
On May 12th, the International Peace Institute held a lunchtime policy discussion of the basis, scope, and prospects for the responsibility to protect (RtoP), as seen from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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