General Announcements - February 17, 2008
IPI Launches Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Capacity
On February 7-8, IPI launched a new initiative, the Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, with an opening symposium on “Development, Resources, and Environment: Defining Challenges for the Security Agenda.”
The meeting aimed at exploring ways in which cardinal, even existential, threats to humanity – chronic underdevelopment, energy and resource scarcity, environmental degradation and climate change – are shaping both security challenges and our capacity to address them effectively.
IPI’s Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity is a new initiative aimed at developing action-oriented recommendations for redoubling and reorienting the capacity of the United Nations and its partners to deal with emerging, multifaceted and global security challenges. The central goal of these Task Forces will be to identify the policies and institutional modifications needed at the multilateral level to meet emerging security challenges, and the political and institutional strategies needed to bring these policies and architectures into being.
By examining the critical and related issues of underdevelopment, resource scarcity and climate change, the Opening Symposium provided a larger geo-political and economic context for the work of the subsequent Task Forces, which will focus on two core dimensions of the security concerns facing the UN and its partners:
1. Transnational Security Challenges
2. and Inter and Intra-state Armed Conflict.
The Task Forces initiative is established within IPA’s wide-ranging research program on Coping with Crisis, Conflict and Change: The United Nations and Evolving Capacities for Managing Global Crises.
The Global Observatory
As Russia and the West Joust, Ukraine Risks Deeper Divisions and More Violence
The longer this stand-off continues, the greater the risk that divisions will harden into permanent fault-lines and doom Ukraine to a bitter and potentially violent disintegration.
Key Global Events to Watch in April
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.
April 05, 2014
IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office
International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.
April 03, 2014
In Horn of Africa, Links Between Disaster, Conflict, and Displacement
What are the links between climate change, conflict, and the displacement of people? A panel of experts discussed this nexus and its implications in the Horn of Africa at the International Peace Institute on April 3rd in an event cosponsored by the Nansen Initiative.
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.”