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 Update: The Peacebuilding Commission’s Annual Session

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On 12 November, GPPAC attended the Peacebuilding Commission’s full-day Annual Session, focused this year on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel.” The UN has been formally involved in the Sahel region since 2013, with the launch of the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS). The plan focuses on 10 countries [1] , which overlap GPPAC’s West Africa and Eastern/Central...
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Our Approach to Conflict Prevention: 5 Key Messages of the UN-WB Report “Pathways for Peace”

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For the first time, the World Bank and the United Nations joined together to explore how development, mediation and security can better interact in order to prevent violent conflict. The subsequent report, “Pathways for Peace – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Conflict” seeks to advance a vision of prevention as a holistic concept in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...
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UN Insights - The Importance of Partnership & Inclusivity for Sustainable Peace

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Recently, the UN Secretary-General released his much anticipated report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace that provides ideas for improving the UN system to deliver on sustaining peace. This report responds to dual resolutions adopted in April 2016 by the UN Security Council and General Assembly ( S/RES/2282 ; A/RES/70/262 ), which marked a fundamental shift in the UN’s understanding...
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UN Insights - Encouragement to Implement Key Goals of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 for Fuller Inclusion of Youth in Peace & Security Efforts

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In 2015, there were about 1.8 billion young people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 24. Of these 1.8 billion people, one out of six were between 15 to 24 years. Yet, despite their numbers the majority of young people are subject to exclusion and marginalization from mainstream political, economic and social platforms. With this in mind, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted...
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UN Insights - Urgent Need for Better Coordination and Stronger Collaboration Central African Republic (CAR)

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Since gaining independence in 1960 from the French colonial power, the Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced several periods of armed conflict and successions of violent political overthrows and military rule. In 2012-2013, another round of violence erupted with the emergence of a coalition of armed groups called the Seleka, comprised of many rebel groups located in the north Muslim...
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