• 51.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
  • 52.Libya (Geneva)

    CPPF organized a two day meeting on Libya to examine the work of the UN in the country and consider the architecture of future engagement. The meeting brought together key stakeholders from the UN system as well as experts on and from Libya.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 53.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper examining the challenges facing the second Panglong-21 peace conference to be held in May 2017. The paper examines the views of the different armed groups and stakeholders, the prospects for the peace process to move forward, and the state of ethnic policies in the country today.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 54.ISIL Accountability (New York)

    On 18 April 2017, CPPF co-organized a brainstorming session with DPA in New York to discuss the challenges for justice and accountability vis-a-vis the atrocity crimes committed by ISIL. The meeting discussion examined the political, social, and institutional challenges at the national and regional level, while identifying concrete opportunities for the UN system for engagement. The meeting brought together UN colleagues from different agencies both in HQ and the field and key experts in the field of justice and accountability for a frank and open discussion.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 55.Protracted Conflicts in Europe (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a strategic brainstorming on protracted conflicts in Europe. The meeting examined peacebuilding opportunities and areas of engagement for the UN in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Ukraine. Meeting participants included colleagues from different parts of the UN system, both from HQ and the field, as well as experts on and from the region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 56.Western Balkans (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a brainstorming session on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans to examine the increasing challenges to peace, security and democratic governance in the region. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system, both in HQ and in the field, as well as a group of experts on and from the region.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 57.Drug Policy and Metrics (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a follow up to the January meeting that brought together drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting that was organized in Vienna during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna built on the connections between drug policy and the 2030 Agenda and how these linkages could help in better evaluating the impact of drug policy on communities.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 58.Central African Republic (New York)

    The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 59.Great Lakes Region of Africa (Nairobi)

    The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Experts at the two-day workshop were drawn from academia, policy circles and civil society, including women, youth and private sector organizations with the aim to examine the current state of play in the region, define common approaches and methods for effective collaboration and communication, and identify strategic priorities for enhanced regional and international engagement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 60.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
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 61.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper examining the current state and challenges to the peace process in Myanmar as the peace architecture in the country prepares for the next Panglong-21 peace conference to take place in late March 2017.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 62.Atrocity Prevention Report Discussion

    The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng. The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 63.2nd Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policies

    CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.” CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.”.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 64.Metrics and Drug Policy (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime. CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 65.Threat of Non-State Armed Groups in Perpetrating Atrocity Crimes (New York)

    At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system. At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 66.Middle East and North Africa (Geneva)

    CPPF organized a two-day meeting in Geneva that brought together 13 UN Resident Coordinators from the region, from Morocco to Iran. The meeting took stalk of the political developments since the 2011 uprisings, examined the social and development challenges facing the region today, and identified entry points for the UN from a local and regional perspective.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 67.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    On 5 December, CPPF convened a brainstorming to help inform a strategic review of the United Nations engagement in the DRC in light of the constitutional crisis and pending mandate renewal for MONUSCO. The discussion was based on a scenario paper produced by CPPF, which helped the UN system examine the implications of possible scenarios on MONUSCO’s mandate.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 68.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 69.Ethiopia (New York)

    CPPF held a small expert brainstorming on Ethiopia on 10-11 November 2016. The meeting assessed the recent protests and unrest in the country, and helped develop UN strategy.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 70.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF convened a brainstorming on the Central African Republic that aimed to analyze past and present approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), and efforts towards accountability and reconciliation in the conflict affected country.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 71.Eritrea Briefing for the Swiss Foreign Ministry (New York)

    On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York. On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 72.Eritrea (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 73.Central African Policy Forum on CAR (New York)

    On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR. On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 74.Zimbabwe (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 75.Central African Policy Forum on the Great Lakes Region (New York)

    On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region. On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region.

    Date
    , 7:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events