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April the 29th

Supporting new hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula

GPPAC Northeast Asia, a network of civil society organisations working for peace and dialogue in the region, wholeheartedly congratulates the leaders of the DPRK and the ROK, as well as the Korean people, for the historic achievement of the "Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula" issued following the Inter-Korean Summit of April 27, 2018 at the Peace House on the southern side of Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The Summit contributed to a significant reduction of tensions and indeed avoidance of the catastrophe of a potential nuclear war. Furthermore, it showed the world the true impact of committed leadership and diplomacy, and the direct, personal meeting between the leaders of both Koreas sent a powerful wave of emotion around the world.

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April the 24th

Gender Expert Meeting: "We are not there yet: Women’s participation in conflict prevention"

On April 18, the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law and GPPAC hosted a gender expert meeting in The Hague. The purpose of the event was to come up with three concrete recommendations to enable greater participation of women in peacebuilding and conflict. Gender equality is, without a doubt, a goal in and of itself. However, when paired with conflict prevention and peacebuilding its importance is heightened once more. As stated by Dr. Thania Paffenholz, the Director of Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute, Geneva: "When digging deeper into cases, statistics show that the greater the inclusion of women in peacebuilding initiatives, the more peace resolutions are concluded".

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March the 8th

Report: Building Sustainable Peace

GPPAC and QUNO are excited to announce the release of our joint report ‘Building Sustainable Peace: How inclusivity, partnerships and a reinforced UN Peacebuilding Architecture will support delivery.' Given the on-going developments in the peacebuilding and prevention fields, this report serves to increase the practical understanding of what sustaining peace means, assess the progress and remaining challenges facing peacebuilding practice and articulate recommendations for the way forward.

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Animation: Making Conflict Prevention Possible

The past years have shown a drastic increase in the number of violent conflicts worldwide. As a result, many thousands have died and many more had to flee their homes. The solution is not in reacting to violent conflicts when they appear. We need to shift our focus from reacting to violent conflicts to the longer-term focus of prevention. In this animation we explain what conflict prevention is, why it is important and what GPPAC is doing for sustainable peace worldwide.

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