• 126.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing on the Central African Republic (CAR) for the UN as it prepares to deploy the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) in September 2014. CPPF organized a small briefing on the Central African Republic (CAR) for the UN as it prepares to deploy the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) in September 2014.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 127.Venezuela (New York)

    CPPF organized a small briefing for the UN to discuss the current political situation in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the protests that shook that country earlier this year. CPPF organized a small briefing for the UN to discuss the current political situation in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the protests that shook that country earlier this year.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 128.High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia (Bogotá)

    Renata Segura and Sabrina Stein of CPPF convened a meeting of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia in Bogotá on 29 May. This project funded by the Ford Foundation aims to consider dialogue opportunities regarding extractive industries in this country. The group is comprised of different stakeholders including industry, civil society, academia, and ethnic groups. Renata Segura and Sabrina Stein of CPPF convened a meeting of the High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Mining in Colombia in Bogotá on 29 May. This project funded by the Ford Foundation aims to consider dialogue opportunities regarding extractive industries in this country. The group is comprised of different stakeholders including industry, civil society, academia, and ethnic groups.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 129.The Drug Policy Debate in the Americas (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the recent drug policy debate in the Americas, the 2014 OAS General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and the possible role the region might play in the 2016 UNGASS.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 130.Western Sahara (New York)

    CPPF held a brainstorming on cases of peaceful models of autonomy in order help inform the United Nations’ engagement on Western Sahara.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 131.Mali (NY)

    CPPF held a brainstorming session to help kick-start the strategic review of the first year of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The discussions focused on the mission’s progress and challenges, and how it can be strengthened moving forward.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 132.Hostile and Unconventional Threats (NY)

    CPPF held a brainstorming session with independent experts and UN officials on hostile and unconventional threats. Participants discussed the broad trends in violence and emerging threats, lessons learned from counter terrorism and humanitarian options, and UN operational and response gaps.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 133.Humanitarian Responses to Non-Conventional Violence in Central America and Mexico (Antigua)

    CPPF organized a meeting at the request of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to examine the impact of non-conventional violence on humanitarian interventions in Central America and Mexico.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 134.Bangladesh (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to analyze the political, economic, and human rights situation in Bangladesh after the January 2014 elections.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 135.Great Lakes Region of Africa (New York)

    Members of the DRC Affinity Group, and UN officials took part in a brainstorming with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mrs. Mary Robinson to discuss current regional issues of concern, particularly land rights and refugees.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 136.Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations General Assembly

    CPPF Director Bill O'Neill was a guest speaker at the Open Working Group discussions on conflict prevention, postconflict peacebuilding, and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance at the United Nations Headquarters in NY.

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

    CPPF held a meeting with UN officials on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze roots of the conflict, and possible international responses. Participants looked to past interventions for lessons learned, and thought creatively about what could be done in the short-term for immediate relief to the crisis, with an eye to the longer-term statebuilding needs in CAR. The following day, CPPF experts met with Member States for a briefing on the same issues.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 138.Tatiana Carayannis, CPPF Deputy Director and member of the DRC Affinity Group, attends conference on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Egmont Palace, Brussels

    Tatiana Carayannis, CPPF Deputy Director and member of the DRC Affinity Group, participated in a day-long conference on national reforms, security, and regional conflict dynamics in the DRC, hosted by the Royal Institute for International Relations on 10 December 2013, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Carayannis presented on a panel focused on the regional and international responses to the governance and security challenges in the DRC.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 139.Ukraine and Belarus (Brussels)

    On December 9-10, CPPF held a meeting on Ukraine and Belarus in Brussels. The meeting brought together a small number of senior United Nations policymakers, and a few independent subject-matter experts to identify possible policy options for DPA on Belarus and Ukraine. Senior representatives from the UN Country Teams from Belarus and Ukraine attended the sessions, along with DPA officials from New York and senior representatives of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 140.Bill O'Neill gave lecture on UN Peacekeeping (Uni. of Scranton)

    CPPF Director Bill O’Neill addressed the Schimmel International Forum at the University of Scranton, (PA) on “The evolution of UN peacekeeping : from Sinai to Haiti.”.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 141.Gang truce in El Salvador (Panama)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the truce between gangs in El Salvador, including how the truce developed, its successes and failures, and the possibility of replicating it in other parts of the region.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 142.The Global Drug Policy Debate: Experiences from the Americas and Europe (Paper)

    CPPF Associate Director Renata Segura, together with CPPF Program Associate Sabrina Stein, produced a report entitled “The Global Drug Policy Debate: Experiences from the Americas and Europe”, at the request of the West African Commission on Drugs (WACD) as part of the WACDs background paper series.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 143.Infiltrados: A chronicle of corruption in the National Civilian Police of El Salvador (New York)

    CPPF, in cooperation with American University, organized a meeting to discuss journalist Héctor Silva’s book on the infiltration of organized crime in the National Police in El Salvador. Silva discussed his research findings, particularly on how decisions made during the peace agreements and by the UN Mission (ONUSAL) facilitated this infiltration, in an attempt to draw lessons learned for other Missions.

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

    CPPF held a briefing for CPPF donors and UN colleagues about recent research carried out by a consultant which includes a year-long effort interviewing many key players in the Syrian crisis: government, opposition, civil society, exile leaders, and others assessing what issues or themes might bring all parties to the table.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 145.Radio France Internationale interview

    Bill O’Neill was interviewed by Radio France Internationale (in French) about the current situation in Haiti for their world affairs program “Géo-Politique”, broadcasted on Sunday, November 24 2013.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 146.The Impact of the Drugs Trade and International crime: The European Experience (Brussels)

    At the request of DPA Europe Division, CPPF organized a meeting on drug policy in Europe to discuss the impact of drugs and international crime on governance and stability in the region.

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

    CPPF organized a meeting on the crucial topic of post-conflict reconciliation efforts. The meeting analyzed grass-roots initiatives from several counties, including Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone to try to identify approaches that address the many traumas caused by conflict. A principal objective of the meeting was to bring together disparate parts of the UN system to assess their work and identify a common, coherent approach.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 148.Mining in Colombia (Bogota)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the complexities of mining in Colombia at the request of the Resident Coordinator in the country.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 149.North Africa and the Sahel (Tunis)

    A meeting with UN officials from HQ in New York and Country Teams of the region focused on local experiences and understandings of the transitions across North Africa in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Participants discussed regional trends and challenges, as well as how the current structure of international engagement can be more supportive to the transitional regimes moving forward.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 150.North Africa (New York)

    CPPF held a meeting analyzing the state of transitions in North Africa in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Broad trends were discussed, as well as options for international engagement, and priorities to be supported moving forward.

    Date
    , 11:00pm
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events