• 126.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
  • 127.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 128.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 129.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 130.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 131.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
    June 30th
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Europe/Caucasus/Middle East
    Meetings & Events
  • 132.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 133.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 134.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 135.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 136.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 137.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 138.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 139.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 140.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
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 141.Bangladesh (New York)

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

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Asia and the Pacific
    Meetings & Events
  • 142.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 143.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
  • 144.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
  • 145.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 146.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
  • 147.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 148.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 149.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events
  • 150.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
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Latin America and the Caribbean
    Meetings & Events