International Peace Institute

Founding Year: 1970


Budget: $9.5m

Terje Rød-Larsen (President)

This independent, international not-for-profit think tank is dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development. Their goal is to make peace operations more reliable and effective. 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 research institute.

Notable Projects:

  • The Global Observatory provides timely analysis papers on peace and security issues by experts, journalists, and policymakers.
  • The (PPP) in partnership with The Elliott School at George Washington University and the University of Queensland. This independent research project analyzes the factors that encourage or discourage states from contributing to UN peacekeeping operations, and aims to support efforts to “broaden the base” of troop- and police-contributing countries, and directly supports the work of the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Strategic Force Generation and Capability Planning Cell.
  • The Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations is geared towards supporting UN peace operations reform, mostly by supporting the UN Secretariat and member states in the implementation of recommendations from the 2015 High–Level Independent Panel of Peace Operations (HIPPO).
  • Offers workshops on “Applying HIPPO (High–Level Independent Panel of Peace Operations), which bring together member states, UN actors, and independent experts to analyze how UN policies and the recommendations of the HIPPO can be applied to country-specific contexts and peace operations.


  • Books, meeting notes, policy papers, issue briefs, series
  • Up-to-date peacekeeping profiles of specific countries;
  • A database of all military and police contributions to UN Peacekeeping (1991-present);
  • HIGHLIGHT: Road to a Better UN? Peace Operations and the Reform Agendas – A report on the state of UN peace operations and the reform agenda, including the IPI scorecard.


International Peace Institute contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1. No Poverty

    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.

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  • 2. Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • 3. Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • 4. Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • 5. Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • 6. Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • 10. Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • 13. Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • 14. Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • 15. Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • 17. Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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