UPDATED March 23, 2020
IPI remains focused on the immediate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and identifying effective policy solutions. Both urgent action and long term thinking are needed.
Right now, the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and partners are our top priority.
Outlined below are some of the measures that the IPI Management Team has taken to address the evolving situation.
- Following current UN guidelines, IPI will continue its operations virtually through April 13, 2020, at which time we will review whether to extend that period further.
- The organization has suspended all in-person events until at least April 20, 2020.
- IPI will be convening meetings and interviews online or via VTC.
The IPI Management Team issued internal guidance and preventive measures to all employees, in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We are continuing to monitor the situation on a daily basis, and our actions will continue to be informed by the CDC, the NYC Department of Health, and the US Federal Government.
There is currently a freeze on non-essential business travel for IPI employees until May 1, 2020.
We are asking all employees to follow the CDC’s prevention and treatment recommendations.
Virtual IPI Events
At IPI, we have the capability and flexibility to convene virtually—and are exploring further innovative ways we can engage with our audiences online.
Please check our website to learn about upcoming virtual events. IPI’s Events Department will continue to send updates about our virtual events and meetings.
As an independent, international think tank, we at IPI look forward to continuing to work together to bridge divides and inform and engage decision makers and practitioners in the multilateral arena, particularly in this time of global unrest and uncertainty.
The current crisis is yet another example of why strengthening the multilateral system is so crucial to a coordinated and effective global response.