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.
This conference was convened within the framework of the Diamonds for Development initiative (D4D), which focuses on the sustainable use of revenue from mineral resources for the purposes of development. It was organised by the Government of Liberia in partnership with UNDP Liberia and International Alert with the objective of identifying ways to ensure that the alluvial diamond sector contributes to sustainable peace and development in the Mano River Basin sub-region.
This report by Biting the Bullet (International Alert, Saferworld and University of Bradford) aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review and analysis of progress towards implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects (PoA) and of the consequent issues and priorities for the 2006 Review Conference.
The end of the Cold War era brought with it great violence and turmoil. Since 1990 there have been over 125 armed wars, millions of civilian deaths, as well as devastation and ruin for some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. The majority of these conflicts happen within states, not between them, creating new challenges and aggravating persistant problems.
This briefing paper highlights the risks associated with financing projects in conflict-prone areas, and proposes better lending practices in conflict-prone states.
Produced in partnership with Engineers Against Poverty, this guidance note is for engineering contractors and their clients. It examines some key issues related to conflict, contractors and conflict sensitivity, and introduces conflict-sensitive business practice.
‘War kills development as well as people’. It destroys livelihoods as well as lives, and it undermines economic as well as political progress. Violence deprives people of opportunity as well as the physical infrastructure and social structures on which they rely. Above all, perhaps, it robs them of hope and belief in the future. In other words, the impacts of conflict are as damaging to the economic potential of a nation as they are to its social and political prospects.
Ce document analyse le contexte dans lequel l’UE utilise ses instruments de relations extérieures pour combattre l’insécurité, promouvoir une gouvernance légitime et efficace, et soutenir la reconstruction, un développement durable, et l’intégration régionale en RDC.
This paper analyses the context in which the European Union uses its external relations instruments to address security issues, promote legitimate and effective governance, and support economic recovery and regional integration, in the DRC.
En el año 2005 el Programa Ambiental de GTZ unió esfuerzos con International Alert para adelantar un proceso de validación de la caja de herramientas Práctica empresarial sensible al conflicto (PESC) en su aplicabilidad al sector de la reforestación en Colombia.
In 2005, the environmental programme of GTZ in Colombia partnered with International Alert to initiate a validation process for the application of the toolbox Conflict-sensitive business practice to the reforestation sector in Colombia.
International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. Our dual approach involves working directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. Our regional work is based in the African Great Lakes, West Africa, the Caucasus, the Andean region of South America, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines.
This paper is aimed at motivating and informing discussion within the EU institutions and member states on the nature of their engagement in the South Caucasus.
Прочный мир на Южном Кавказе возможен, только если действия, направленные на его достижение, будут основаны на реальном понимании факторов, которые способствуют или препятствуют изменениям в политическом курсе, в институтах и отношениях, необходимых для обеспечения мира в регионе.
This report is the product of field research and subsequent analysis carried out between July 2004 and July 2005 by a team of researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as well as Nagorny Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia across the South Caucasus, facilitated by International Alert.
This report looks at the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants. It analyses the process and the role of the European Union, and makes recommendations on future EU involvement.
This collection of papers by researchers from Georgia and Abkhazia offers an analysis of international engagement in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict resolution process since the early 90s, with a specific focus on post-August 2008 and the departure of the UN Observer Mission in 2009.