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 Increasing Concern over the Non-Implementation of Conakry Agreement: an Urgent Call for Consensual Solution

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Guinea-Bissau declared its independence on 24 September 1974 after thirteen years of war against the Portuguese colonial power, which left the country heavily burdened by the widespread unrest. Indeed, socio-economic problems, violent political overthrows and military coups have since then undermined the stability of Guinea-Bissau (GB). While no elected leader has served a full term since...
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UN Insights - Peacebuilding Fund and its Crucial Role in Filling the Gap in Existing Development Aid

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Established in 2006 by the UN Secretary-General, the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), along with the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), is one of the entities tasked with peacebuilding within the United Nations (UN). The Secretary-General has the overall management responsibility on the PBC and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO). The PBSO approves...
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UN Insights - Peacebuilding Plan in Liberia: Symbol of Important Partnership and Promises for Sustaining Peace

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As already mentioned earlier this week, the 14 years of bloody civil war in Liberia undermined the political and social stability of the country. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in cooperation with the United Nations, undertook several initiatives aimed at finding a peaceful political solution to the conflict. In the framework of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement...
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UN Insights - Sustaining The Gambia’s Path to Peace

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After the 22-year authoritarian rule of the Former President of The Gambia, Mr. Yahya Jammeh, the main opposition candidate Mr. Adama Barrow defeated him in a surprising election victory in December 2016. Mr. Yahya Jammeh strongly rejected the election and attempted to expand his presidency. As a result, The Gambia faced a political turmoil, alarming its neighbors. Tensions were so high in...
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UN Insights - How to Deal with the Liberian Civil War Legacy: Following-Up the Developments of the UN Peacebuilding Mission

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Years of political and social instability left Liberia heavily burdened by the political and humanitarian costs of 14 years of bloody civil war. The conflict has claimed the lives of at least 200,000 civilians and permanently marked women and children with the signs of sexual exploitation. From the outset, the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS), in cooperation with the...
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