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.
В отчете содержится анализ потенциальных конфликтов в Центральной Азии, на основе которого затем предлагается стратегия миростроительства в регионе. За исключением таджикской войны начала 1990-х годов, вопреки часто высказывавшимся опасениям, с момента наступления независимости в 1991 г. и до последнего времени в Центральной Азии царила достаточно мирная обстановка.
Práctica Empresarial Sensible al Conflicto: guía para la industria extractiva es una guía para operar en sociedades en riesgo de conflicto.
The international community has long acted as facilitator and very substantial financier of Burundi's peace process and its development efforts. The advent of the UN Peacebuilding Commission offers a chance for it to provide Burundi with more effective support for the long and painstaking process of peacebuilding.