• 76.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
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 77.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 78.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
  • 79.Great Lakes (Geneva)

    At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region. At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region.

    Date
    June 30th
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 80.Burundi (Geneva)

    In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures. In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 81.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
  • 82.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
  • 83.Bangladesh (New York)

    CPPF convened an expert brainstorming session on Bangladesh at the request of the UN DPA. The meeting sought to examine the current political context and human rights climate, particularly in light of an increasingly narrow political space, rise of extremism and targeted attacks on minority communities, secular media and civil society representatives. Participants also analyzed the economic situation and politicization of the business community, and the role of the UN and international community in addressing the current crisis. Taking these developments into account, the meeting sought to enhance the UN’s understanding of the dynamics in Bangladesh to prevent conflict and avoid a further deteriorating political situation. CPPF convened an expert brainstorming session on Bangladesh at the request of the UN DPA. The meeting sought to examine the current political context and human rights climate, particularly in light of an increasingly narrow political space, rise of extremism and targeted attacks on minority communities, secular media and civil society representatives. Participants also analyzed the economic situation and politicization of the business community, and the role of the UN and international community in addressing the current crisis. Taking these developments into account, the meeting sought to enhance the UN’s understanding of the dynamics in Bangladesh to prevent conflict and avoid a further deteriorating political situation.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 84.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 85.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 86.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
  • 87.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
  • 88.Drug Policy (New York)

    CPPF, together with IPI, convened an informal meeting with a number of drug policy experts who were in town to attend the 2016 UNGASS. The Group welcomed the proposal presented by CPPF and IPI of starting a project on how to improve the metrics used to evaluate the successes of drug policy, and how to connect this issue with the SDG agenda. CPPF, together with IPI, convened an informal meeting with a number of drug policy experts who were in town to attend the 2016 UNGASS. The Group welcomed the proposal presented by CPPF and IPI of starting a project on how to improve the metrics used to evaluate the successes of drug policy, and how to connect this issue with the SDG agenda.

    Date
    April 20th
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 89.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the newly formed Myanmar government. The paper presents an overview of who is who in the new government and some of the challenges ahead. CPPF consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the newly formed Myanmar government. The paper presents an overview of who is who in the new government and some of the challenges ahead.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 90.Central Africa Policy Forum CAPF (New York)

    CPPF co-hosted a CAPF session on the recent political developments in the DRC. Deputy Director, Tatiana Carayannis, provided a briefing on her recent trip to the DRC and the ongoing constitutional crisis. CPPF co-hosted a CAPF session on the recent political developments in the DRC. Deputy Director, Tatiana Carayannis, provided a briefing on her recent trip to the DRC and the ongoing constitutional crisis.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 91.AU-UN Cooperation in International Peace Missions in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    On 4 and 5 February 2016, CPPF hosted a two-day expert consultations on AU-UN cooperation in international peace missions in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. The consultations supported an independent project on "Peace Missions in Africa", initiated by the African Union Commission and the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University, and aims to provide an opportunity for the African Union to make an informed addition to the findings of the United Nations High Level Panel on Peace Operations and review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture.

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

    On 3 February 2016, CPPF convened an expert brainstorming to examine the form and implementation of a compact in the Central African Republic (CAR), based on models and frameworks that have been tried elsewhere, and identify the key post-electoral priorities that would need to be addressed by such a compact.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 93.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
  • 94.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    CPPF organized a briefing for the UN Secretariat by Professor Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University), during which she presented the findings of her latest study, “Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” This report was co-funded by CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). The briefing was attended by members of DPKO, UN Women, and other UN agencies. CPPF organized a briefing for the UN Secretariat by Professor Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University), during which she presented the findings of her latest study, “Getting the Balance Right? Sexual Violence Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” This report was co-funded by CPPF’s Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). The briefing was attended by members of DPKO, UN Women, and other UN agencies.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 95.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
  • 96.Mali (New York)

    On 9 January 2016, at the request of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) hosted an expert brainstorming for the incoming head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. The discussions focused on the political and security situation in Mali. Specific topics included the state of the 2015 Algiers Accords, the regional context, and the role MINUSMA and the UN can play to help foster peace and an inclusive reconciliation process. On 9 January 2016, at the request of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) hosted an expert brainstorming for the incoming head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. The discussions focused on the political and security situation in Mali. Specific topics included the state of the 2015 Algiers Accords, the regional context, and the role MINUSMA and the UN can play to help foster peace and an inclusive reconciliation process.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 97.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
  • 98.Non-conventional violence and crime (December)

    CPPF, in collaboration with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), organized a meeting to discuss NOREF’s report series on non-conventional violence. The meeting brought together a number of the reports’ authors and UN colleagues to discuss the rise of armed violence and crimes at the hands of groups that do not have political aspirations of goals. The meeting focused on how these groups have perpetuated violence and fear around the world in different incarnations of this phenomenon while challenging the authority of the state. The discussion also focused on recommendation for the international community in deal with non-conventional violent actors.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 99.Bill Teaches Human Rights and Peace Operations in Addis Ababa

    Bill O’Neill taught a course on human rights and peace operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nov. 17-20. Course participants included officials from the African Union and UN peacekeepers from missions in the Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan and OSCE peacekeepers from the Ukraine and Kosovo.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 100.Intersections between the SDGs and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs (November)

    CPPF organized a policy panel in collaboration with the International Peace Institute (IPI) to analyze the intersections between the SDGs and the upcoming UNGASS on Drugs to take place in 2016. The discussion focused on some of the challenges that existing drug policies may present for member states trying to accomplish the SDGs and the need to align drug policy with the SDG agenda.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events