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The Effect of ‘Stabilization’ in the Mandates and Practice of UN Peace Operations

Author: Alexander Gilder Publication Date: March 2019 Summary: In the last decade UN peace operations have begun to explicitly seek ‘stabilization’ in the states to which they are deployed. Despite the term being included in the titles of four missions, three of which are amongst the four largest operations currently deployed, and stabilization activities being […]

Inclusion of Women and Effective Peace Processes: A Toolkit

12Author: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Publication Date: December 2019 Summary: This toolkit makes actionable proposals on how to increase women’s inclusion in peace processes. It includes three separate but interlinked sections: increasing women’s meaningful and direct participation at the negotiation table, linking official processes and informal peace initiatives, and integrating a gender […]

Building Sustainable Peace and Democracy: OSCE Experiences in South-Eastern Europe

Author: Organization for security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Publication Date: June 2018 Summary: This reference guide was developed by the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre to serve as a source of inspiration, including for its field operations working to build sustainable peace in other regions of the OSCE area. It is designed to provide insight […]

SNAP: Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding. An Action Guide

Author: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Publication Date: April 2019 Summary: This action guide seeks to build bridges between peacebuilding and nonviolent action practitioners so that methods are used strategically and effectively on the path toward conflict transformation. It shows how dialogue, direct- action skills, and approaches can be synergized to advance justice and […]

Local Peacebuilding: What Works and Why

Author: Alliance for Peace (AfP)  Publication Date: July 2019 Summary: This report, a joint collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, aims to address one of the questions we often hear from policymakers and donors around the effectiveness of local peacebuilding efforts. If concerns about the effectiveness of local efforts are one of […]

Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace

Author: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)Publication Date: May 2018 Summary: ‘Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace’ is an 11-country research and policy dialogue project that aims to revitalise the social contract amidst conflict and fragility and to advance policy and practice for preventing violent conflict and for achieving and sustaining peace. This Summary […]

The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Author: Igarape InstitutePublication Date: November 2018 Summary: This handbook seeks to build more clarity to conflict prevention concepts and practice. Based on extensive consultation and with support from Global Affairs (Canada), it offers a working definition and a typology of innovative preventive approaches. In setting out a standard nomenclature, the goal is to help improve knowledge […]

Conflict Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Key Policy Commitments and Priorities

Author: SidaPublication Date: December 2017 Summary: This Thematic Overview turns to Sida managers and staff, implementing partners and other external stakeholders committed to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In this overview, we present the rationale of investing in conflict prevention, and identify some of the opportunities and challenges with supporting conflict prevention from an inclusive peace and development […]

Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Manual

Author: Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed ConflictPublication Date: November 2017 Summary: The manual specifically explores the multi-stakeholder approach from the perspective of civil society organisations (CSOs). CSOs can take part in multi-stakeholder processes in many different capacities, as original convener or as an invited participant. To set up an MSP, a civil society organisation will […]

Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Author: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Publication Date: June 2013 Summary: This updated report contains new evidence about the gravity of the threat that illegal wildlife trade and the poaching crisis represents to security, to wildlife, and to people.  It also examines illegal wildlife trade links to violence, radicalism, organized crime, corruption, fraud, and terror – […]

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