<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.
This Review of the Education For All (EFA) programme in Nepal was commissioned by the Finnish Embassy on behalf of the group of supporting donors and undertaken by a team of consultants contracted by International Alert. The intention is to examine the EFA programme in relation to conflict and the current political crisis. Over a period of a month the team reviewed the relevant literature, visited the Mid-West and East, and engaged in consultation with stakeholders in Nepal.
This is the second issue of International Alert's newsletter.
In this issue:
- Local Business, Local Peace
- Spotlight on Guinea
- Encouraging DFID to take a peacebuilding approach
- The impact of corruption in the South Caucasus
- Supporting peace through our resource centres
A legitimate, representative and capacitated civil society is essential for effective statebuilding and a condition for sustainable peace in Nepal. The paper call for donors to prioritise their support to civil society outside Kathmandu.
This report is prepared within the framework of the Diamonds for Development programme (D4D). The D4D directly targets the role that mineral resources have played in conflict and can play for development.