2008, New York; formerly Internat. Peace Academy, 1970-2008
Formerly the International Peace Academy
(1970-2008), the new name reflects the organization’s evolution from its early role as a training academy to its mature identity as a policy-driven institute for best thinking and practice across the UN’s broad peace and security agenda, “Promoting the Prevention and Settlement of Conflict.” Seeks to broaden dynamics of conflict resolution, including economic agendas in civil wars, sanctions, civilian protection, and statebuilding. Staff represents over 20 nationalities. Publishes books and policy papers (360 listed as of March 2014). Chair: Rita E. Hauser; President: Terje Ro/d-Larsen.