• 1.Guyana (New York)

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Guatemala (New York)

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Venezuela (New York)

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Bolivia (New York)

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    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.Colombia (New York)

    On December 6, CPPF organized a briefing with expert Dr. Manuel Ramiro Muñoz of Javeriana University. The session focused on local dialogues and territorial peace in Colombia, and was attended by various UN stakeholders and country missions.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.El Salvador (New York)

    On 24-25 October 2018, CPPF organized a two-day, closed-doors meeting in partnership with the UN Development Programme on responses to situations of high criminal violence, focused on the case of El Salvador. The meeting took place at the Penn Club of New York, and was attended by several experts from the field, UN agency representatives, two UN Special Rapporteurs, and the UN Resident Coordinator for El Salvador.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.Gender and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean (New York)

    CPPF organized a one-day, closed-door meeting on gender and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean at the request of the UN Department of Political Affairs. The meeting brought together academics and practitioners on and from the region, with a diverse group of representatives from the UN, to examine the recent struggles for gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and how this impacts political agendas in the region. Although LAC has made significant strides towards the equality of women and LGBT population in recent years, a push by conservative movements across the region by what has been called “anti-rights” groups (echoing a world-wide phenomenon) has placed these issues squarely in the center of public discourse.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Venezuela (New York)

    On March 20, CPPF organized a closed-door, off-the-record briefing on Venezuela for the UN Department of Political Affairs, to discuss the prospects for the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela in May 2018.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Violence in the Countries of Northern Central America (New York)

    CPPF, together with Department of Political Affairs and the region’s Resident Coordinators, convened an off-the-record meeting on 17 January 2018 in order to analyze the UN’s approach to non-conventional violence in the Northern Triangle and examine how the system can better respond to this crisis and the humanitarian needs it produces.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Haiti (New York)

    CPPF organized a closed-door, off-the-record expert meeting on Haiti in New York at the request of DPKO. The meeting examined the role of the new mission in Haiti, MINUJUSTH, and help the Special Representative and members of the UN identify key priorities for this new phase of the system’s work in the country. Given the mandate of the new mission, the meeting focused on trying to identify pragmatic, concrete actions that can have both an immediate and a sustained impact beyond its two-year life span. The crucial role of civil society, the issues of oversight and accountability, and the lack of access to justice all featured prominently in the themes of the discussion.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Colombia (Bogotá)

    CPPF organized a closed-door, off-the-record meeting on 1 December with the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Bogotá on the reinsertion of armed actors after peace processes. The meeting aimed to delve into the wide-ranging issues that surround short- and long-term socio-economic reintegration strategies and incorporate lessons learned from other cases that can help the current reinsertion process in Colombia. The meeting also produced recommendations for the UN to help establish entry points as the government of Colombia prepares to create a reintegration policy in the next year.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.Brazil (New York)

    On 14 November 2017, CPPF and the DPA organized a closed-door, off-the-record meeting on Brazil. The meeting brought together the UN Resident Coordinator of Brazil, officials from different UN divisions, programs and agencies, and a diverse group of experts and academics to discuss the challenges facing Brazil. The meeting’s discussion addressed the nature of the political and economic crises, which began in early 2014, and its enduring effect on Brazil’s democratic system and the day-to-day lives of its citizens. Looking ahead to the October 2018 general elections, the discussion examined various electoral scenarios as well as assessed their potential impact on the trajectories of the country’s economy and foreign policy agenda. Participants also examined some of the main challenges facing Brazil today, including the need to eradicate poverty and diminish inequality, confronting climate change and its consequences, insuring economy growth, and the need to reduce violence, corruption and bribery.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Colombia Peace Process Update

    CPPF produced a short summary note detailing updates on the peace process in Colombia, based on a week of interviews and meetings conducted in Bogotá between 2-6 October. The analysis addresses the status of the implementation of the main points included in the accord between the FARC and the government of Juan Manuel Santos, and described some of the most difficult hurdles that the implementation of the peace agreements signed almost a year ago is facing.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.Venezuela (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing on Venezuela to discuss the current political and economic crises facing the country today. The discussion, based in New York, examined the political developments of the past months, their impact on the Venezuelan political regime, as well as the worsening economic crisis in the wake of the newly established US sanctions announced by the Trump administration on 25 August.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.English-Speaking Caribbean (Georgetown, Guyana)

    CPPF organized a regional dialogue on the English Speaking Caribbean to discuss the challenges facing the region today and brainstorm on ideas for better engagement by the UN system. The meeting brought together the Resident Coordinators from the region as well as colleagues from UNDPA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNWOMEN, UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, and WHO, as well as experts from and on the region.

    Date
    May 31st
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.Guatemala (New York)

    CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues. CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Colombia (Paper)

    CPPF produced a paper for the UN's Colombia Country Team’s retreat in November examining the upcoming political challenges facing the passing of the peace accords following the win of the “No” vote in the referendum held on 2 October. The paper also presents a series of possible scenarios as well as recommendations for the UN system with a focus on prevention, based on the recommendations that resulted from the 2015 reviews.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Briefing Book: Colombia

    CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia. CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 19.Haiti (New York)

    CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead. CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 20.Colombia (New York)

    At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC. At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 21.Mexico and the Ayotzinapa Report (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the Washington Office on Latin America and the Open Society Foundations, organized a small meeting with UN colleagues and other members of the international community in New York to discuss the final findings of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Exerts charged with investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico in September 2014. CPPF, in partnership with the Washington Office on Latin America and the Open Society Foundations, organized a small meeting with UN colleagues and other members of the international community in New York to discuss the final findings of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Exerts charged with investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico in September 2014.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 22.The Humanitarian Implications of Non-Conventional Violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and Mexico (Report)

    CPPF’s Sabrina Stein and consultant Colin Walch (Uppsala University) drafted the report titled “The Humanitarian Implications of Non-Conventional Violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and Mexico” (in Spanish). The report, produced at the request of OCHA’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), examines how the endemic levels of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico impact vulnerable populations differently, what have been the challenges for the humanitarian community in providing assistance to these groups, and provides a series of recommendations to better address the humanitarian needs in the region. While the body of the report focuses on the humanitarian aspects of this violence, the annexes present an in-depth examination of the context and dynamics where this violence is taking place. CPPF’s Sabrina Stein and consultant Colin Walch (Uppsala University) drafted the report titled “The Humanitarian Implications of Non-Conventional Violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and Mexico” (in Spanish). The report, produced at the request of OCHA’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), examines how the endemic levels of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico impact vulnerable populations differently, what have been the challenges for the humanitarian community in providing assistance to these groups, and provides a series of recommendations to better address the humanitarian needs in the region. While the body of the report focuses on the humanitarian aspects of this violence, the annexes present an in-depth examination of the context and dynamics where this violence is taking place.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 23.China – Latin America and the Caribbean Relations (New York)

    At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting on the changing role of China in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting brought together academic and policy experts and UN counterparts, and examined the role of China as a growing economic and political presence in the region; and how this role has been affected by recent economic troubles in the Asian countries and the shifting political tendencies in key countries in Latin America. The meeting also examined how this changing relation with China has impacted intra-regional alliances, and the standing role of the United States as the hegemonic power in the region. At the request of DPA, CPPF organized a meeting on the changing role of China in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting brought together academic and policy experts and UN counterparts, and examined the role of China as a growing economic and political presence in the region; and how this role has been affected by recent economic troubles in the Asian countries and the shifting political tendencies in key countries in Latin America. The meeting also examined how this changing relation with China has impacted intra-regional alliances, and the standing role of the United States as the hegemonic power in the region.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 24.Venezuela (New York)

    CPPF organized a small meeting at the request of the Department of Political Affairs to discuss the newly inaugurated opposition government in Venezuela and their recent confrontations with President Maduro, as well as examine the short and medium term scenarios in that country. CPPF organized a small meeting at the request of the Department of Political Affairs to discuss the newly inaugurated opposition government in Venezuela and their recent confrontations with President Maduro, as well as examine the short and medium term scenarios in that country.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 25.Mexico and the Ayotzinapa Report (New York)

    CPPF organized a panel discussion in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations to discuss the report of the Interdisciplinary Groupo of Independent Experts (GIEI by its Spanish initials). The GIEI was established by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Mexican government to investigate the disappearance of 43 students on 26 September 2014 from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College in Iguala, Mexico.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events