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Panel Discussions - April 17, 2013

The Peacebuilding Commission: How to Bridge New York and the Field

The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was created to ensure long-term engagement in postconflict countries and prevent relapse into conflict by coordinating UN action. But how can the PBC, a New York–based body, integrate the UN’s work in the field? 

 
 

 

Conferences - March 20, 2013

IPI, Indonesia Hold International Forum in Jakarta

IPI’s President Terje Rød-Larsen told an audience of 1,300 in Jakarta that he hoped the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD) would become “the preeminent forum for continued multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, seeking peace, progress, and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - February 27, 2013

IPI Hosts Workshop on UN Peacebuilding Commission

The next two years mark a new juncture for the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). In advance of a comprehensive five-year review in 2015, it needs to demonstrate accelerated progress, cohesion in New York and around the world, and concrete added value in the field. These key insights resulted from a workshop organized by IPI and the Quaker United Nations Office, in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, on February 27, 2013.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - January 17, 2013

Moumtzis: Syrian Refugee Crisis “Complex and Dangerous”

“We really consider the Syrian humanitarian situation as one of the most complex and dangerous operations in the world as of 2013,” said Panos Moumtzis, UNHCR Regional Refugee Coordinator for Syrian Refugees, at IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs Series event on the Syrian refugee crisis, held on January 17, 2013.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 11, 2012

Mali Topic of Graduate Student Conflict Assessment Hosted by IPI

The resignation of Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was another twist in an ever-changing crisis and coincidently happened on the same day as IPI’s informal conflict assessment exercise on Mali: December 11, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 30, 2012

Ladsous: "Good News is Seldom News"

“Good news is seldom news at all,” said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on November 30, 2012 at an IPI event entitled “Telling the Peacekeeping Story Better.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - November 29, 2012

Learning Lessons About Peacebuilding

Strategic coordination and flexible funding of security-sector reform (SSR); disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR); and administrative and social services can help prevent relapses into armed conflict. This was the main conclusion of a roundtable discussion held at IPI and co-organized with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office on November 29, 2012. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 23, 2012

Mozambique, 20 Years After the Peace Agreement

Mozambicans’ focus on local ownership, aided by the Community of Sant’Egidio’s facilitation efforts, transformed Mozambique from a country ravaged by civil war into a possible model for sustainable peace. This was the main reflection of an IPI roundtable discussion on October 23rd, which was co-organized with George Mason University.

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Panel Discussions - October 11, 2012

Bassma Kodmani on the Syrian Uprising

The way out of the Syrian quagmire is through a unified, representative political authority that is responsible for channeling support to armed opposition groups and providing services to the Syrian people, Dr. Bassma Kodmani, Syrian academic and former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council, told an IPI audience on October 11th.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 26, 2012

Johnson Sirleaf: “President… That’s Women’s Work.”

Appearing at IPI on September 26, 2012, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shared an anecdote about the effects female leaders have had on youth in her country. “They were going around [in schoolrooms] and asking, ‘What do you want to be?’ and this little boy said, ‘I want to be Vice President.’ 

 
 

The Global Observatory

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