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Speaker Events - December 19, 2013

Mtetwa: Fighting Against the Odds for Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Despite newly promised constitutional protections, there are many challenges facing the human rights community in Zimbabwe, according to Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer. She spoke on advancing the rule of law in Zimbabwe during an African Leaders Series event at the International Peace Institute on December 19th.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 25, 2013

Goal of Afghan Elections: Replace Conflict With Stability

“The main purpose of this election is about securing a certain amount of stability and transferring power according to the written constitution,” said Scott Smith, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, during a forum at the International Peace Institute to discuss the much anticipated April 2014 elections in Afghanistan.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - September 25, 2013

President of Tunisia: Africa Should Not Desert the ICC

“The [International Criminal Court] is good for Africa,” said Dr. Mohamed Marzouki, president of the Tunisian Republic, during a presentation at the International Peace institute. “This is the official position of Tunisia.” At the standing-room only IPI event on September 25, Dr. Marzouki reflected on the birth and possible death of the Arab Spring and, along with it, democracy in Africa.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - May 10, 2013

SRSG Ramos-Horta Optimistic for Stability in Guinea-Bissau

In his briefing to the Security Council the day before appearing at IPI on May 10th, José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, told the Council that the beleaguered country “exists in name only.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 22, 2013

Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara: Insights from the Niamey Seminar

The impact of the current crisis in the Sahel-Sahara region has wider regional implications for the Maghreb and Gulf of Guinea. Security and development solutions must be sought across all three regions if sustainable peace and stability is to be achieved. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 11, 2013

UN’s Johnson: Putting South Sudan in Context

“The protection of civilians never operates out of context,” Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), said at an IPI event on March 11, 2013. “It takes place within a context, and the context in the case of South Sudan is three [issues],” she said. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 12, 2012

New Threats and Opportunities for Fragile States

Drawing on the findings of recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) studies—the 2012 Think Global, Act Global and 2012 Resource Flows to Fragile States reports—this IPI-OECD event on December 12th, 2012, aimed to improve our understanding of the global dimension of fragility so that more effective action can be taken. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - December 10, 2012

Huggins: Positive Trends in Combating Piracy “Fragile and Reversible”

“Recent positive trends are fragile and reversible,” said Jon Huggins, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy, on December 10, 2012, at an event entitled “A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy.”  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - November 27, 2012

SRSG Kobler: UN “More Needed Than Ever” in Iraq

“I think we are more needed than ever,” said Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), at an IPI event on November 27, 2012.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 25, 2012

Rule of Law in Crises: The DRC and Côte d’Ivoire

The rule of law is a fundamental building block for realizing rights, holding perpetrators accountable, and ensuring long-term peace and development, though more international support is needed to re-establish the rule of law in crisis-affected states. These were the key takeaways from a policy forum held at the International Peace Institute on October 25th.  

 
 

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