The United Nations has begun deploying its first drones to gather intelligence about rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Analysts have mixed views on how effective the surveillance drones will be in helping peacekeepers curb unrest in a country that has been ravaged by fighting for years.
The European Union, most often preoccupied with its economic problems over the past few years, grappled with two strategic challenges last week. The first involved a tug-of-war with Russia over Ukraine. The second centered on Geneva, where the union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, chaired talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
The United States and Iran, having clinched a landmark interim deal suspending some aspects of Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, turned their attention this week to addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Lessons learned from the UN’s High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
From climate change to trade to development, ongoing intergovernmental processes remain fraught with complexity and with technical and political disagreements that have considerable potential to derail agreement. Yet the success or failure of these negotiations will affect the outcomes of some of the most pressing issues of our time – with implications for the future of multilateralism itself.
On November 21, 2013 the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI, hosted a seminar with Richard Gowan, Editor of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2013 and Associate Director at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a primary supporter of the Annual Review as part of its long-standing partnership with the Center on International Cooperation.
On August 24th, the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan and Timor-Leste, along with CIC, hosted a discussion on the role of conflict, peace, and security in the post-2015 development framework. The primary purpose of the meeting was to allow for an informal exchange among member states to foster a common understanding on building peace, tackling instability and promoting governance.
H.E. Mr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations