This meeting note reflects the discussions of the Second International Expert Forum held at IPI on June 6th, 2012. The purpose of the forum was to take stock of the consequences of ongoing violent conflict and means to prevent and reduce them, including peacekeeping operations and special envoys.
The forum was divided into three sessions: mapping the trends and causes of violence against civilians; mapping the challenges and impact of peacekeeping operations; and mapping the challenges and impact of special envoys. It was the second of three International Expert Forums hosted by IPI and co-organized with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the SecDev Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. The third session will be held on December 10th and will focus on “Peacekeeping Operations and the Durability of Peace.”