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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.  

 
 

 

General Announcements - April 04, 2014

Video: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects for International Development

On April 4th, IPI, together with the United Nations University, hosted a policy forum to launch the new compendium, International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects, that provides multiple avenues into understanding different experiences and perspectives on development.

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General Announcements - April 03, 2014

Video: The Conflict, Disaster, and Displacement Nexus - Implications for Protection and Resilience in the Horn of Africa

On April 3rd, IPI, together with the Nansen Initiative, hosted a policy forum focusing on disaster-induced cross-border displacement and exploring the relevance of the nexus on efforts to build the resilience of communities at risk of natural hazards and conflict at the regional level and on the post-2015 UN Development Agenda discussions.

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General Announcements - April 02, 2014

IPI Celebrates the Opening of the IPI-Middle East Regional Office

The new Middle East Regional Office, located in Manama, Bahrain, will be formally inaugurated on April 5th. Following is the advisory that was circulated today.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 01, 2014

IPI Publishes Manual for Implementing UN Sanctions

As sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council have become increasingly sophisticated and targeted, they have also become more and more difficult to implement effectively. Currently there are fourteen active UN sanctions regimes. Among them are the sanctions regimes on Iran and North Korea. 

 
 

 

General Announcements - March 26, 2014

Video: The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon Today

In an SRSG Series event on March 26th, IPI hosted Derek Plumbly, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), who discussed the current situation in Lebanon, particularly focusing on the impact of the Syrian crisis on the country, and the work of the United Nations to address the political, security, and humanitarian challenges there.

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Panel Discussions - March 25, 2014

Adebajo, Panel Discuss African and African-American Nobel Peace Laureates

The ten Africans and three African-Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize comprise a complex group of peace leaders, said Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director of Centre for Conflict Resolution, on March 25th. He spoke as part of a panel at the International Peace Institute’s launch of Africa’s Peacemakers, Nobel Laureates of African Descent, edited by Mr. Adebajo. 

 
 

The Global Observatory

With UN Withdrawal, Sierra Leone Takes Lead of Own Peacebuilding Process
The withdrawal of the UN mission is an important indicator that peacebuilding is now more in the hands of Sierra Leone nationals, and there is a lot of work still to be done.

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.