• 101.Western Sahara (Madrid)

    On 14-15 September 2015, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) convened a two-day brainstorming on Western Sahara. The meetings sought to examine the current conditions on the ground, the prospects of restarting negotiations and to explore various options to help the parties move closer to a settlement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 102.Preparing for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem (New York)

    CPPF co-organized an event with the International Peace Institute to discuss the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, which will take place in April 2016. The discussion highlighted and reflected on the increasingly changing policy landscape at the national level is posing challenges to the current international drug control strategies.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 103.Review of the Middle East Peace Operations

    In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), CPPF organized a two day workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus on Risks to Peacekeeping in the Middle East. The objective of the meeting was to assess new challenges facing the region and their implications on implementing the mandates of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The first day of the event brought together a number of external experts on regional dynamics and United Nations (UN) officials working on the region to exchange perspectives on emerging threats and challenges in the Middle East. The second day was dedicated to an internal UN discussion on possible policies and mechanisms, given the insights from the non-UN experts from the day before. In collaboration with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), CPPF organized a two day workshop in Nicosia, Cyprus on Risks to Peacekeeping in the Middle East. The objective of the meeting was to assess new challenges facing the region and their implications on implementing the mandates of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The first day of the event brought together a number of external experts on regional dynamics and United Nations (UN) officials working on the region to exchange perspectives on emerging threats and challenges in the Middle East. The second day was dedicated to an internal UN discussion on possible policies and mechanisms, given the insights from the non-UN experts from the day before.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 104.Criminal Bands in Colombia and a possible post-conflict scenario (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper to explore possible scenarios for an eventual post-conflict as it relates to the illicit economies currently controlled by the FARC. The paper analyzes the actors that might remain in control of the US$500 million market and what it could mean for peace in Colombia.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 105.Sierra Leone (New York)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on Sierra Leone. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on Sierra Leone. The brainstorming sought to assess the historic divisions and grievances that explain the onset of conflict in 1991, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in Sierra Leone.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 106.Adolescents and the juvenile justice system in Uruguay (Montevideo)

    CPPF organized a meeting in Montevideo to discuss the current state of the juvenile justice system in Uruguay to try to identify possible reform recommendations based on national and international experiences and best practices.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 107.South Sudan (New York)

    CPPF held an expert brainstorming on the rule of law in South Sudan at the request of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The meeting brought together participants from key rule of law sectors both within DPKO and the United Nations Mission on South Sudan (UNMISS) and external experts on South Sudan and rule of law. The discussion provided an analysis of the security environment before and after the outbreak of hostilities in December 2013, examined UN and other implementation efforts on capacity building in the rule of law sector, and drew together lessons learned from UN engagement to inform best practices and a future rule of law mandate.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 108.Burundi (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a small expert brainstorming on the lessons learned from the Peacebuilding Architecture’s engagement in Burundi. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE) and representatives from the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), and included a briefing from Dr. Susanna Campbell, Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). The discussion examined the Peacebuilding Commission and Peacebuilding Fund’s interventions on the political and security situation in Burundi, and made recommendations for the UN’s future work on peacebuilding.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 109.South Sudan (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on South Sudan. The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on South Sudan. The brainstorming sought to take stock of the factors that led to the onset of civil war in December 2013, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in South Sudan.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 110.Central African Republic (Brussels)

    As part of the 2015 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) requested CPPF to convene a one-day expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR). The meeting brought together the Peacebuilding Architecture’s Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), representatives from the PBSO, and a group of independent experts on CAR. The brainstorming sought to provide a historical assessment of the factors that led to a resurgence of violence, review the role and evolution of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and offer key lessons learned from the international community’s efforts toward peacebuilding in CAR.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 111.Economic trends in South America (New York)

    CPPF organized a small meeting to discuss the social and political implications of the current economic conditions in South America. The discussion focuses on fiscal and currency control policies and the administration of extractive industries; and the implications of the current economic performance of the region on upcoming on the social and political stability in the region in general.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 112.Haiti (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper from consultant Yasmine Shamsie on the role of the Haitian state on the development of the Caracol Industrial Park. The paper adds much-needed nuanced analysis of the effectiveness of the Haitian state, the role of civil society in large-scale economic development projects, and the importance of balancing industry and agriculture in a poor, food-deprived country like Haiti.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 113.Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)

    CPPF held a two-day brainstorming and retreat at the request of the Political Affairs Division (PAD) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) to examine the immediate and long-term issues facing the DRC, including developments in the electoral process, and security threats from armed groups. Members from CPPF's DRC Affinity Group were invited as external experts to offer their reflections to the debate. CPPF held a two-day brainstorming and retreat at the request of the Political Affairs Division (PAD) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) to examine the immediate and long-term issues facing the DRC, including developments in the electoral process, and security threats from armed groups. Members from CPPF's DRC Affinity Group were invited as external experts to offer their reflections to the debate.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 114.Petrocaribe (Paper)

    CPPF commissioned a paper from Francine Jacome focusing on the current state of Venezuelan-led Petrocaribe and the implications any sudden stops or changes in oil-policy in Venezuela could have on benefit-recipient countries in the Caribbean and Central America.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 115.The Middle East and North Africa (Geneva)

    In collaboration with the UN DPA, CPPF organized a two-day brainstorming on cross-regional trends in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on youth. The meeting—a follow on to a regional meeting on North Africa and the Sahel held in Tunis in October 2013 at the request of DPA’s Africa II team— served as an opportunity to discuss common regional challenges related to youth, including limited education opportunities, high unemployment, growing radicalization and the effects of conflicts in the MENA region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 116.Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region (Nairobi)

    CPPF held a three-day brainstorming and retreat at the request of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region to examine the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 117.Thailand (New York)

    CPPF held presentations for the UN and CPPF donors on the on-going political disputes in Thailand, the economy, the conflict in the south and likely future scenarios in the aftermath of the recent coup.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 118.Honduras (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the current crisis in Honduras including the state of governance and rule of law, organized crime and citizen’s security, and the economic, environmental, and social implications of the current crisis.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 119.Eritrea (New York)

    CPPF convened a two-day workshop on Eritrea. The workshop included an informal brainstorming session bringing together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the current national political dynamics, socio-economic climate and Eritrea’s regional position, in addition to a strategy development session to help the UN identify new methods of engagement.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 120.Libya (New York)

    CPPF convened an informal brainstorming session on Libya that brought together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the internal and regional dynamics driving the current wave of violence, and identify strategies for UN engagement.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 121.Religious Extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region

    CPPF convened a meeting that brought together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the threat of religious extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region as well as ways to ameliorate the arising phenomenon.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 122.Prospects for a peace process with the ELN in Colombia (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing for DPA to discuss the prospects of a peace process with the ELN and what this would represent for the current peace process with FARC and for possible post-conflict scenarios in the country.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 123.Myanmar (New York)

    CPPF convened a meeting to analyze the current political situation in Myanmar with a special focus on inter-communal tensions, in particular in Rakhine state, and the challenges and prospects for the Secretary-General’s good offices and the United Nations system at large.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 124.Syria (New York)

    CPPF organized a two-day brainstorming on Syria. The objective of the meeting was to provide a system-wide review of UN efforts on Syria and guide the UN on possible ways forward given new challenges in the conflict.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 125.Colombia (New York)

    CPPF convened a meeting on Colombia for the UN to discuss the recent presidential elections, the dynamics in the current peace negotiations in Havana, and challenges for the country's post-conflict stage. CPPF convened a meeting on Colombia for the UN to discuss the recent presidential elections, the dynamics in the current peace negotiations in Havana, and challenges for the country's post-conflict stage.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events