Meeting Notes - May 31, 2004
A Fork in the Road: Conversations on the Work of the High Level Panel On Threats, Challenges, and Change
International Peace Academy
There is strong support for the decision of the Secretary-General to put the effectiveness and relevance of collective security on the world's agenda.
This paper presents a wide set of reflections on the work of the Panel. There is a genuine and broad awareness that collective response to global challenges is in dire need of repair and upgrade: in concepts, in procedures, in institutions, and in commitment. In various and sometimes also contradicting ways participants have identified where the problems are. Proposals for possible solutions have been made as well. The deliberations clearly express the urgency of the task of the Panel. Indeed, (1) the recommendations of the Panel will have to address the concerns of all; and (2) going beyond analysis, the Panel will have to put forward bold proposals to set a compelling agenda to shape collective responses to meet the world's challenges.
The Global Observatory
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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.”