<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.
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.