<p>The role of international companies in post-conflict reconstruction is an essential complement to the work of international aid agencies. However, if policy-makers are to secure the maximum benefits from private investment, they need to understand how different companies and sectors view opportunity and risk, and find ways to assess their overall impact in post-conflict settings.</p>
This paper examines the relevance of gender for the effective implementation of the 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA).
This report is part of a wider effort by the Biting the Bullet project organisations and their partners to raise awareness and promote effective responses to the risks associated with SALW ammunition. It focuses particularly on the issues of safe and secure storage and disposal of ammunition.
This is an armed and warring world. There have been over 125 armed conflicts of varying scale since the end of the Cold War at the end of 1989, with a combined death toll in that period of at least 7 million people, of whom 75 percent are generally estimated to be civilians. Forty armed conflicts were active during the course of 2004. The vast majority of these armed conflicts are not between states but within them, albeit usually with external involvement.
<p>The world today is experiencing a new type of armed conflict, different from the more traditional war between nations. These new conflicts are characterised by the ‘privatisation’ of violence6 and the use of private armies, community self-defence groups and paramilitary forces, but above all by ethnically-based militias – combatants who have no regard for international agreements and protocols, who attack civilians and take them hostage.
<p>The <em>Women Building Peace: Sharing Know-How </em>workshop on <em>Assessing Impact </em>was held in London in July 2004. The meeting brought together women from conflict and transition contexts in Africa (including Uganda, Sudan, and Somalia), the Middle East (Israel), South Asia (Nepal), the Caucasus (Georgia and Abkhazia) and South America (Colombia).</p>
This report provides a comprehensive review of progress towards implementing the important commitments contained in the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects.
<p>The European Security Strategy highlights ‘state failure’ as one of the five key threats facing Europe - along with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism, organised crime and regional conflicts. Yet while the EU has devoted considerable focus to addressing WMD and terrorism, it has paid less attention to state failure, which underpins all of these other threats.</p>
This discussion paper identifies and discusses emerging issues and priorities for the July 2006 Review Conference for the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects.
Ce rapport expose en termes comparatifs les enseignements clés tirés du projet d’International Alert sur le suivi de l’application des contrôles des ALPC. Le projet a examiné le processus de mise en ?uvre des mesures régionales et internationales de contrôle des ALPC en Eurasie, en Amérique Latine et en Afrique occidentale. Chacun des rapports examinant un pays en particulier contient également des recommandations spécifiques et lecteur pourra se référer à ces rapports lorsqu’il souhaitera approfondir les enjeux liés au contexte propre d’un pays ou d’une région.
Este reporte describe los puntos claves del aprendizaje comparativo recogido como resultado del Proyecto MISAC del Programa de Seguridad y Construcción de Paz de International Alert. El proyecto examinó el proceso de implementación de medidas regionales e internacionales de control SALW en Eurasia, América Latina y África Occidental.
This report outlines the key comparative learning points that were gained as a result of International Alert’s Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Controls (MISAC) project. The project examined the process of implementation of regional and international SALW control measures in Eurasia, Latin America and West Africa. The reports and research upon which this report is based are contained in the attached CD Rom.
<p>This is the first issue of International Alert's newsletter.</p><p>In this issue:</p><ul><li>Congolese women speak out against sexual violence</li><li>New look, new website</li><li>Preventing conflict in Sao Tome and Principe</li><li>Celebrating peace with Liberia’s media</li><li>Recognising gender and peacebuilding at the UN</li><li>Promoting conflict-sensitivity by corporations</li><li>New publications</li><li>How to get involved</li></ul>
<p>International Alert has been working for almost 20 years to build peace in countries and territories affected or threatened by violent conflict. This work reflects our vision of a world in which, when people pursue their human rights and seek chances of betterment for themselves and their communities, the conflicts that arise are pursued with honesty, with forthrightness, and also with wisdom so that they do not erupt into violence.</p>
This panel discussion aimed to link the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 implementation five years on to the European focus on the implementation of 1325 and the related European Parliament resolution on the participation of women in peaceful conflict resolution (2000/2005 (INI).
This report is Issue No. 3 of International Alert Uganda’s Investing in Peace briefing paper series. It also forms part of a wider comparative study on women’s political participation in countries emerging from conflict undertaken in the Great Lakes region by International Alert, together with the East African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI).
This paper aims to serve as background and analytical guidance for a conflict assessment of the Education for All programme in Nepal.
Investment projects in politically unstable countries present considerable risk management challenges to project sponsors, as well as their financiers and insurers. In particular, conflict risk – the risk that a project’s development, construction or operations may be adversely affected by the outbreak of violent conflict - can be a major threat to a project’s creditworthiness.
This report identifies and examines key priorities for the 2006 Review Conference for the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects.