General Announcements - January 21, 2011
UN Advisers Luck and Deng Gravely Concerned About Côte d'Ivoire
While the UN Security Council voted on January 19, 2011 to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the tense West African country by providing an additional 2,000 peacekeepers, UN Secretary-General Special Advisers Francis Deng and Edward C. Luck said in a joint statement, "We remain gravely concerned about the possibility of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing” in Côte d'Ivoire.
An article by Colum Lynch in the Washington Post reported that Mr. Deng and Dr. Luck, who is also the Senior Vice President for Research and Programs at the International Peace Institute, "were worried about a spike in ethnically charged hate speech and about 'allegations that the armed forces and militia groups that back opposing camps in the current political crisis are arming ethnic groups allied to each camp.'"
According to Mr. Lynch's article, UN officials have warned that the ethnically divided country—which emerged only seven years ago from a bloody civil conflict between Prime Minister Laurent Gbagbo's army and rebel forces—could return to war.
Read Washington Post article
Read December 29, 2010 statement from Francis Deng and Dr. Edward C. Luck on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire
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April 05, 2014
IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office
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April 03, 2014
In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement
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March 26, 2014
Derek Plumbly on Lebanese Resilience Amid Rising Challenges
Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”