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General Announcements - April 24, 2014

Launch of the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding

On April 24th, IPI will host the launch of the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding, alongside the General Assembly’s thematic debate on ensuring stable and peaceful societies.

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General Announcements - April 22, 2014

Video: Twenty Years after the Rwandan Genocide - Lessons Learned

On April 22, IPI, together with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, hosted a policy forum that focused on the lessons learned in the twenty years since the Rwandan genocide and what can be done to further prevent atrocity crimes.

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Meeting Notes - April 18, 2014

Beyond Haiti: Enhancing Latin American Military and Police Contributions to UN Peacekeeping

This meeting note summarizes the fourth regional meeting of the Being a Peacekeeper series, which seeks to increase the quantity and improve the quality of contributions to UN peacekeeping operations. The note explores the strategic context of Latin American contributions to peacekeeping, which are predominantly military contributions (as opposed to police) to the UN mission in Haiti.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 20, 2014

Ukraine Foreign Minister: Crisis is "Stress Test for the International Community"

“We are open to dialogue,” said Andriy Deshchytsia, acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, at IPI in Vienna on March 20th. However, he noted, at this time, there is no communication between him and his Russian counterpart. “We need to talk,” he said.  

 
 

 

Conferences - March 25, 2014

Seminar in Singapore Examines Resilience for Cities Under Stress

IPI and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore convened an expert seminar March 25-26 to explore urban fragility and develop creative approaches for development, security, and governance in cities under stress around the world.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 17, 2014

Video: The Limits of Partnership

On April 17th, IPI hosted Angela E. Stent, author of The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, as part of its Distinguished Author Series.

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General Announcements - April 18, 2014

Technology and Conflict Examined at ''Build Peace'' Conference

Technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. On April 4-5, 2014, IPI was part of the Build Peace Conference, which gathered practitioners, activists, and technologists from around the world to share experiences and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and transforming conflict transformation.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 12, 2014

IPI Publication Examines UN's Approach to Terminating Security Council Sanctions

This report assesses the United Nations Security Council’s current approach to drawing down sanctions in intrastate war situations. After examining broader questions surrounding the UN’s authority to impose sanctions and the corresponding limits on these powers, the report assesses criteria used by the Council to terminate sanctions.  

 
 



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