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Health issues have attracted the attention of IFRI: dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, role of states, international organizations and NGOs.

Environmental issues are intimately linked to health issues, as well as the evolution of energy consumption policies and regulation. Climate issues are increasingly present in the international debate, as testify the Paris Conference in 2015.


Water scarcity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has traditionally been addressed by finding new ways of producing water. The high costs of desalinated water production are borne by the State through subsidies. As this trend is not environmentally or economically sustainable, new...

By: Béatrice BIANCHI

In December 2013 the first Ebola cases surfaced in Guéckedou district, near the Liberian and Sierra Leon borders in the Forest Region of Guinea. The outbreak quickly spread from Forest Guinea to the rest of the country and, through the borders, to neighbouring countries. It took three...

By: Camille NIAUFRE

On December 13, 2013, in response to an Interpol initiative, the first ever African Conference on pharmaceutical crime was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its final communiqué declared the intention of 20 countries to reinforce the struggle against the production of counterfeit drugs.


The European Councils of March 2007 and October 2014 have defined the major guidelines of the European climate policy for the 2010-2020 and 2020-2030 decades. These commitments have then been used as negotiation roadmaps for two major conferences on climate held under the United-Nations...

Tuesday 19 November 2019
from 14:00 to 17:00 - Ifri Conferences

The 12th regional conference of Council of Councils (CoC) will take place at Ifri from November 17 to 19, 2019. An initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, the CoC strives to define major foreign policy challenges by...

Wednesday 05 June 2019
from 09:30 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.

Monday 30 May 2011
from 09:30 to 18:15 - Ifri Conferences

Despite the consensus around and the popularity of the concept, the transition of “green growth” from theory to practice runs into a number of challenges. As the Earth Summit 2012 (Rio + 20) on Sustainable Development draws near, it is crucial for...

Monday 08 November 2010
from 08:00 to 16:15 - Ifri Conferences

The objective of this seminar is to try and outline the tendencies, processes or determinants that could affect climate negotiations between COP 15, in Copenhagen, and the upcoming conference in Cancún, and possibly alter its results: the increasing and increasingly visible impacts of...

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