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General Announcements - April 24, 2014

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

On April 24th, IPI hosted 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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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.  

 
 

 

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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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.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 10, 2014

Video: Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit for Purpose?

On April 10th, IPI, together with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)–USA, hosted a policy forum that focused on the promotion of greater compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL) for a better protection of civilians and improved effectiveness of humanitarian aid, and attempted to provide some recommendations to improve respect for IHL in todays' most violent conflicts.

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General Announcements - April 07, 2014

Video: Technology and Innovation in Peacekeeping

On April 7th, IPI, together with the Permanent Mission of Italy, hosted a seminar focusing on advances in technologies and other innovations in peacekeeping that have the potential to make operations more effective and adaptable as well as make peacekeepers safer and more efficient.

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Conferences - 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.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - April 04, 2014

Malone: In Development, UN Is “Idea Incubator”

With the timeline for the Millennium Development Goals ticking down, the United Nations says its machinery is cranking at full speed to facilitate and produce the framework for a post-2015 development agenda before the General Assembly session in September. Whether that’s true or not, fortunately, the UN is an apt and important “idea incubator” for international development, contended Dr. David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), on April 4th.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

For More Effective Sanctions, Time to Examine Question of Termination
The termination process is not often examined when creating sanctions, but it is key to their effectiveness.

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.