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- August 01, 2012

Vienna Seminar

The IPI Vienna Seminar was established in 1970 as a training seminar for diplomats, military representatives and international civil servants to provide advanced training in multilateral conflict resolution. Over time, the Seminar has evolved to provide an annual platform to examine critical policy challenges for international peace and security. The Seminar is organized in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports and the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - August 01, 2012

UN Transitions: Mission Drawdown or Withdrawal

The meeting note summarizes a high-level discussion on the drawdown and withdrawal of peacekeeping and special political missions. It addresses the political dimensions of these transitions from the perspective of member states and examines the UN’s approach to planning and managing these transition phases. 

 
 

 

Books - July 31, 2012

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions

Since 2010, the International Peace Institute has partnered closely with a number of practitioners, researchers, and experts to produce a one-of-a-kind handbook on management for civilian staff in UN peace operations. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 25, 2012

Coomaraswamy: Healing Requires a Partnership between Lawyers and Artists

“Healing requires a partnership between lawyers and artists,” said Radhika Coomaraswamy, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 19, 2012

SRSG Ian Martin: Libya Elections “An Extraordinary Achievement”

"The elections have turned out to be an extraordinary achievement," said Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya, countering the international press accounts at the time that had a more somber assessment on their impact on the future of Libya.  

 
 

 

Private Security - July 17, 2012

Coping with Crisis

Coping with Crisis is a multi-year research and policy-facilitation program that works to inform and assist decision makers in the UN, multilateral organizations, member state capitals, and civil society to address emerging security challenges and strengthening multilateral response capacities.

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 16, 2012

Implementing the ''New Deal'' for Fragile States

This issue brief outlines the development of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, explores the challenges and dilemmas the agreement raises, and examines prospects for its implementation, with a particular focus on the role of the United Nations. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 16, 2012

Landgren: Next 3 Years Could Determine Burundi’s Future

“Burundi has the opportunity to be an extraordinary success, and whether it is or not may be determined in the next three years,” said Karin Landgren, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Burundi, during an IPI event on July 16, 2012. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 03, 2012

Organized Crime, Conflict, and Fragility: A New Approach

The rise of transnational organized crime in conflict-affected and fragile states poses a serious threat to peace and development. And the pressure transnational organized crime is placing on the international system is stretching the collective ability to respond. 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - June 27, 2012

New Compendium Chronicles the UN's Counterterrorism Activities

This book-length publication provides a comprehensive guide to the United Nation's counterterrorism efforts. It includes an analytical introduction that traces the evolution of UN work on counterterrorism, including both the relevant Security Council resolutions and the actions taken by the UN General Assembly.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan
Absent an active effort by the South Sudanese government, the UN Mission will need to adopt a holistic approach to civilian protection.

Key Global Events to Watch in October
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.