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Panel Discussions - April 11, 2012

Delaunay: Negotiation Key to Gaining Humanitarian Access

“There is no predetermined space of work for humanitarian action—there is no what we would call an 'intangible right' for humanitarian space that NGOs could claim by virtue of them being true humanitarians,” Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA  told an IPI lunchtime policy forum on April 11, 2011. 

 

Conferences - November 01, 2011

Accountability for Humanitarian/ Human Rights Law Violations

On November 1st, IPI hosted a one-day workshop, co-organized with the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to review the UN Security Council’s efforts at enhancing accountability for better protection of civilians in armed conflict. 

 

Panel Discussions - October 13, 2011

Protection of Children in Conflicts: The Value of Complementarity

Various humanitarian actors have different attributes and comparative advantages that, for the sake of effective humanitarian action, are best used in a coordinated and strategic manner. This complementarity is all the more crucial with regard to engaging non-state armed groups to protect children in situations of armed conflict. 

 

Panel Discussions - July 20, 2010

Compelling Non-State Armed Groups to Comply with Humanitarian Law

“All of today’s conflicts involve one or more non-state actors — groups whose political and military objectives are extensively analyzed but, if we are honest, we do not really know well,” said John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in his opening remarks at an IPI event on July 20th. 

 

Speaker Events - June 09, 2010

At IPI, Qatar Prime Minister Proposes Humanitarian Operation Force

Saying "it is only a matter of time until the next catastrophe strikes," Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar, proposed the creation of an International Humanitarian Operation Force that would provide an immediate coordinated response to natural disasters.