Speech / Africa

Speech to the UN Security Council on Counter-terrorism in Africa

On 10 November, Crisis Group’s President & CEO Comfort Ero spoke to the UN Security Council about stabilisation and counter-terrorism missions on the African continent.

Speech / Global

Priorities for the UN’s New Agenda for Peace

At a 4 August event in New York on implementation of the UN secretary-general’s report “Our Common Agenda”, Crisis Group’s Richard Gowan spoke about proposals for a “New Agenda for Peace” to guide the UN system’s work on peace and security.

Speech / Global

The Ukraine War and UN Reform

The text below is an extended version of a lecture given to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on 3 May 2022.

Speech to the UNSC on Israel-Palestine

In 30 November remarks to the UN Security Council, Crisis Group's Interim Vice President Comfort Ero laid out arguments for rethinking the framework of peacemaking in Israel-Palestine as well as steps various parties can take to improve the situation on the ground in the meantime.

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خطاب أمام مجلس الأمن التابع للأمم المتحدة حول إسرائيل-فلسطين

في تعليقات لها أمام مجلس الأمن التابع للأمم المتحدة في 30 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، طرحت النائبة المؤقتة لرئيس مجموعة الأزمات، كومفورت إيرو، حجج الدفع إلى إعادة التفكير في إطار صنع السلام في إسرائيل-فلسطين، كما اقترحت خطوات يمكن لمختلف الأطراف اتخاذها لتحسين الوضع على الأرض في هذه الأثناء.

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Iran Navigates the World

In his prologue to The Geopolitics of Iran, edited by Francisco José B. S. Leandro, Carlos Branco, and Flavius Caba-Maria, our Middle East expert Joost Hiltermann says policymakers should come to grips with the country's lived experience to understand why dialogue and diplomacy are the best way to deal with the Islamic Republic.

Speech / Africa

Africa’s Peace and Security: The Pressures of COVID-19

In a 14 April 2021 address to Off-The-Record, Crisis Group's Interim Vice President and Africa Program Director Comfort Ero analyses the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on Africa to date and examines the biggest challenges facing the continent in its aftermath.

Speech / Asia

Myanmar on the Brink of State Failure

In a briefing to the UN Security Council’s 9 April 2021 'Arria-Formula' Meeting on the situation in Myanmar, Crisis Group’s Myanmar expert Richard Horsey warned that the country stands on the brink of state failure, and argued that there is every justification for the Council to impose an arms embargo on the regime.

Speech / Asia

Testimony on Afghanistan to the European Parliament

In testimony to the European Parliament about efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Crisis Group expert Andrew Watkins describes the current scale of fighting, Taliban policies and how outside actors can support the peace process.

Speech / Africa

Peace, Security and Development: Taking Security Challenges into Account in Development Financing

Speech by Comfort Ero, Program Director for Africa, to the 975th session of the African Union Peace and Security Council.

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