7th October 2016

Updates from the UN

In this section you can find updates on current developments, discussions and events related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention in and around the UN in New York.

Updates from the UN

UN Insights - The future of conflict prevention: how strong partnerships can foster focus on peace drivers and the “primacy of political” (11 April)

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In 2015, the UN published major reports about how its peace operations, peacebuilding mechanisms and the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda were performing. In light of an increase in the number, complexity and intensity of violent conflicts, those reports described in details the all kind of serious weaknesses affecting and undermining the proper evolution of those...
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UN Insights - PBCs progresses and challenges in Africa - a follow-up (29 March)

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For decades, a great number of African countries has been characterized by fierce political, economic and social crises. These emergencies, exacerbated by the adoption of narrow ethnic perspectives, eventually led to a surge of serious humanitarian catastrophes. The role of the Peacebuilding Commission in preventing these crises to recur is essential for the continent to experience stability...
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UN Insights - Peacebuilding Commission on CAR (16 March 2017)

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The political, economic and humanitarian crisis currently ongoing in the Central African Republic has its roots in the violence occurred in the country December 2012, when rebels from the Muslim Séléka coalition rose up against the then-President François Bozizé. Fighting between Séléka group and Bozizé supporters organized in anti-balaka militia continued even after the President’s ousting...
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UN Insights - UN Peacebuilding Commission on Burundi (13 March 2017)

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The President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term of presidential elections in May 2015 has ultimately reinvigorate deep political and ethnical tensions in Burundi, furthering jeopardizing an already complicated political and humanitarian situation. Twelve years of a bloody civil war had left the country on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, undermining the efforts of the...
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New UN Secretary General outlines his strategy for sustaining peace: Prevention is in everyone’s interest

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In his first public speech to the Security Council, the new Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres outlined his strategy in the area of peace and security. The occasion was an open debate arranged by Sweden, a new member of the council and a strong proponent of the conflict prevention agenda at the UN. Mr. Guterres cemented the suggestion he also ran his campaign on; that prevention...
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