PLATINUM2023

INTERNATIONAL PEACE INSTITUTE INC

aka IPI   |   New York, NY   |  www.ipinst.org

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Mission

The International Peace Institute is an independent, non-profit organization working to strengthen inclusive multilateralism for a more peaceful and sustainable planet. Through its research, convening, and strategic advising, IPI provides innovative recommendations for the United Nations System, member states, regional organizations, civil society, and the private sector.

Ruling year info

1956

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Main address

777 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017 USA

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Formerly known as

International Peace Academy

EIN

03-0213226

NTEE code info

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (Q05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Revitalizing Multilateral Cooperation

IPI's work on revitalizing multilateral cooperation analyzes the shifting geopolitical landscape and identifies opportunities for multilateral solutions to transnational challenges, including pandemics, and threats to cultural heritage.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Low-income people

IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations works to improve multilateral approaches to international peace and security by bolstering efforts to reform the UN’s peace and security architecture, to ensure realistic and prioritized peace operation mandates and the effective delivery of these mandates in the field, to enhance institutional partnerships between the UN and regional institutions, and to sustain peace in areas under stress.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people

Through our work on peace, climate, and sustainable development, IPI endeavors to strategically support and provide thought leadership on climate action. This work includes projects on Climate Action through Diplomacy, Leadership, and Partnership; Youth, Peace, and Climate Action; and Universal Connectivity and Digital Inclusion.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people
Women and girls
LGBTQ people

IPI's Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program seeks to build connections between the international community in New York and women and gender experts globally. To advance its goals, the WPS program conducts evidence-based research projects and strategic convenings and maintains global, national, and grassroots relationships and partnerships. The WPS program at IPI is focused on the future of the WPS agenda. Rather than only reflecting on the past, it looks ahead at opportunities to expand the WPS agenda and to make it more inclusive in order to reach its linked goals of gender equity and peace and security for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people
Women and girls

Through our research and convening on human rights and humanitarian affairs, IPI seeks to bridge debates in Geneva and New York, with a focus on safeguarding humanitarian action at a time when principled aid and rights-based approaches are under increasing stress.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of visits to IPI websites

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

IPI reaches a growing global audience by sharing our work online: www.ipinst.org, and www.theglobalobservatory.org.

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, IPI published 11 policy papers, 11 issue briefs, and 5 meetings notes, and online readership of IPI’s publications remained high.

Number of briefings or presentations held

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, IPI hosted more in-person events while continuing to draw on the benefits of hybrid models as appropriate to facilitate greater participation from colleagues working in other contexts.

Number of followers on social media

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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IPI maintains a strong social media presence to enhance our impact (Twitter: @ipinst; Facebook: facebook.com/internationalpeaceinstitute; LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/; YouTube: youtube/user/ipinst)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In an increasingly interconnected world, international cooperation has never been more necessary, or more complicated. Countries must work together to meet common goals of peace and security, economic and environmental stability, public health and social wellbeing. This cooperation is especially critical during a global pandemic—and in view of current global trends of rising nationalism, protectionism, and xenophobia. Indeed, the coronavirus crisis has provided a stress test for institutions of all kinds, including governments around the world and the international system as a whole.

The International Peace Institute (IPI) inspires countries to work together. We see windows of opportunity, and we bring together great minds and diverse perspectives from across the globe to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We work alongside policymakers and practitioners and help them develop pragmatic, multilateral approaches that account for both the geopolitical context and on-the-ground realities.

In this time of rising competition and growing division, the need for an independent institution to advance thinking on concrete ways to build and sustain peace, provide opportunities for dialogue, and generate objective, evidence-based research on issues of concern to the multilateral system is increasingly important. As we weigh the challenges of today, we are compelled to do more. Our plans call for developing effective leaders, creating inclusive systems, and strengthening international cooperation to make the world a safer, more peaceful, and more prosperous place.

World leaders have increasingly recognized that there is a need to work toward the long-term, strategic prevention of conflict to avoid the constant short-term reaction to the latest crisis. IPI’s research, strategic outreach activities, and events foster and support multilateral peace and prevention efforts:

Research: Through our independent, field-driven research, IPI provides timely, evidence-based analysis and practical policy recommendations to inform debate and guide decision making on complex and emerging issues. IPI publishes approximately 30 policy reports and issue briefs every year.

Strategic Outreach: As a trusted partner to governments and multilateral institutions globally, IPI provides strategic analysis and advice, drawn from our research and our expertise on UN and other multilateral processes. Each year, IPI partners with numerous member states to the UN, regional organizations, think tanks, universities, NGOs, and members of the private sector to conduct research, produce publications, and convene meetings and events.

Convening: Through our convening, IPI aims to stimulate debate, share cutting-edge research, and increase understanding of key contemporary challenges for peace, security, and sustainable development. IPI organizes approximately 110 events every year at its offices in New York and Manama, as well as at other international venues. The nature of events ranges from intimate, off-the-record discussions that facilitate strategic thinking and policy development, to open, attention-getting presentations on pressing issues concerning global affairs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPI has developed a suite of innovative ways to host virtual events and meetings, reaching a wider audience than ever before.

IPI's staff of approximately 40 people represent nearly 20 nationalities and include former senior diplomats and staff with UN field experience and media expertise.

IPI's main office, directly across from the United Nations Headquarters in New York, allows IPI to engage with UN staff and member state representatives on a regular basis. The Institute maintains a unique niche in the New York-based UN community as a close, trusted, yet critical friend of the United Nations and its member states. Many of IPI's initiatives are conceived and carried out in consultation with a government or partner organization who shares a similar interest or priority.

IPI also increased its global presence and enhanced its outreach with a larger network of partners by opening a regional office in Manama, Bahrain (Middle East and North Africa office) in 2014.

With an annual budget of approximately $8 million, IPI receives support from over 20 government donors, private foundations, and individual donors, and continues to work on diversifying the Institute's sources of funding.

Recent events have created an inflection point for our world and the multilateral system. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put our system to the test and shown that we cannot take the norms and values the UN upholds for granted. The effects of the war have spread to all corners of the world, with rising food and energy prices putting stress on communities and threatening to destabilize already-fragile contexts. At the same time, other crises continue to demand our attention, including conflicts in Yemen, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Ethiopia, as well as the climate crisis, which grows ever more dire. Yet recent events have also shown the importance and strength of the multilateral system, and threats to international law and order have brought together member states who have been clear in their desire to uphold the Charter.

Within this context, IPI’s role as an independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risks and building resilience for the promotion of peace, security, and sustainable development is more important than ever. IPI works in the short term to inform debates and provide guidance to increase knowledge, skills and tools to enable policy makers in the medium term to develop and implement more practical, effective, and achievable policies that will in the long term contribute to a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.

In 2023, IPI’s program of work consists of five thematic programs:

1. Our work on REVITALIZING MULTILATERAL COOPERATION analyzes the shifting geopolitical landscape, measures the transformation of the multilateral system, and identifies opportunities for multilateral solutions to transnational challenges.

2. IPI’s BRIAN URQUHART CENTER FOR PEACE OPERATIONS provides analysis and actionable recommendations for member states, the UN system, and external partners to help UN missions better implement their mandates and build the foundation for sustainable peace. While the work of CPO is anchored in UN-led peace operations, it also examines broader critical trends in international peace and security.

3. Through our work on PEACE, CLIMATE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, IPI endeavors to support vulnerable countries in achieving more ambitious and urgent action on climate change.

4. IPI’s work on WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY promotes the meaningful participation of women in peace operations, conflict prevention, humanitarian action, and post-conflict recovery and promotes women’s leadership for lasting institutional change at the local, regional, and international levels.

5. Through our research and convening on HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, IPI seeks to bridge debates in Geneva and New York, with a focus on safeguarding humanitarian action at a time when principled aid and rights-based approaches are under increasing stress.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE INSTITUTE INC

Board of directors
as of 09/07/2023
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Board chair

Jean Todt

President, Federation Internationale de L’Automobile

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

President & CEO, IPI

Valerie Amos

Master of University College, Oxford

Badr Jafar

CEO of Crescent Enterprises and President of Crescent Petroleum

Mads Nipper

President and CEO of Ørsted

Cliff Perlman

Attorney at Law

Owen Pell

President of the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Ewout Steenbergen

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, S&P Global

Amy Towers

Former COO of Glenview Capital Management / Founder of the Nduna Foundation

Suzy Wahba

Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University

Michelle Yeoh

PSM, Actor / Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP

Mortimer Zuckerman

Chairman Emeritus

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No