Toolkit for Advocacy and Action, The Conceptual Framework: Security, Peace, Accountability and Rights
Toolkit for advocacy and action, post-conflict reconstruction section
Toolkit for advocacy and action, Peace upport operations
Toolkit for advocacy and action, Peace negotiations and agreements section
Toolkit for advocacy and action, Conflict Prevention Section
Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action, Human rights section
UNited National Security Council Resolution 1325
European Parliament Resolution
Gender Aspects of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
MEETING THE UK’S COMMITMENTS ON FRAGILE STATES
A Submission by International Alert to DFID’s White Paper Consultation
Implementing Aid as a Political Contract:
Working more effectively in Conflict Affected and Fragile States.
Alert submission to DFID's White Paper Consultation March 2009
In recent decades, issues relating to women’s rights have gained a prominent place in the global
policy-making arena. Women’s rights in the context of peace and security issues, however, are
a relatively new phenomenon. The discussion below provides a brief overview of major policy
instruments, resolutions and commitments made by member states of the United Nations (UN)
and regional inter-governmental organisations on issues specifically relating to women and
decision-making in peace and security issues. It also highlights key steps taken by these
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, October 2000
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be achieved by 2015. Progress is especially slow in fragile contexts, where institutions are weak and there is a risk of violent conflict. But a closer examination shows that the MDGs are inadequate measures of development progress, and as such they represent an international development paradigm that is tired and confused. It is time to review what we mean by development, i.e. the very idea of human progress.
A UN Summit in September will review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. It will find that they are not going to be met by 2015 as planned. But rather than push for an “MDG Rescue Plan” as some are proposing, it is time to ask some hard questions about how societies change, and what we really mean by "development". This report proposes a new model for defining and measuring development progress, and makes practical recommendations about how aid can become more effective in promoting, supporting and enabling human progress, especially in so-called fragile states.
The effective provision of security and justice is one of the main requirements for a peaceful society and sustained social and economic development. This is particularly important in post-settlement or post-conflict countries, where sources of insecurity may be exacerbated by the actual and anticipated return of ex-combatants, refugees and internally displaced persons to areas of minimal or degraded state presence. Depending on their training, pay, motivation and professionalism, security forces may be part of the solution or part of the problem.