Annual report 2000
Conflict prevention has grown out of its infancy. Just a couple of years ago, this novelty would have been met with much scepticism. However, devastating wars in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and former Yugoslavia, have pushed conflict prevention and peace building higher up the political agenda, and a genuine political will to invest in it seems to be growing. As Michael Lund has said: ‘conflict prevention is no longer in its infancy but has reached adolescence.'