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Finally: the Long-Awaited UN-World Bank Group Study on Prevention of Violent Conflicts

This joint study on the prevention of violent conflict  a first in the history of our institutions — was initiated in 2016 and conducted by a team of staff members from the United Nations and the World Bank Group, in a spirit of fostering closer collaboration to deliver at the country level. It reflects a process of research and intense global consultation aimed at providing ideas on how development approaches can better interact with other tools to prevent violent conflict.

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Public support for peacebuilding Attitudes towards peacebuilding and dialogue with armed groups in the UK, US and Germany

In June and July 2017, Conciliation Resources and the Alliance for Peacebuilding conducted the first ever national surveys of public attitudes in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US) and Germany towards peacebuilding and dialogue with armed groups.

The survey offered the opportunity to compare and contrast public views at a time of shifting geopolitics and multiple security challenges. The results show a striking level of consensus, with widespread understanding of and support for peacebuilding in each country, and strong support for dialogue with groups who use armed violence, in order to further peace.

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Conference

Conference: "Keep people from the heart of conflict in charge of peacebuilding processes"

The 8th Conference of Stichting Mediators Beyond Borders International connects people from the heart of conflict, journalists, diplomats, experts on health and climate, politicians, representatives of the military, NGO's, GO's, IGO's and businesses to openly share ideas and experiences. The inclusive discussions and masterclasses will focus on MBBI's long-term mission: "Keep people from the heart of conflict in charge of peacebuilding processes".

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Training

Training 'Making Prevention, Early Warning & Peacebuilding Effective: Lessons Learned, What Works in the Field and Core Skills'

The International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) announces an Advanced Certificate Proram Training in Making Prevention, Early Warning & Peacebuilding Effective: Lessons Learned, What Works in the Field and Core Skills for practitioners, government leadership, UN Mission and Agency staff, and national and international experts. 

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Event

Peace Now More Than Ever

October 11-13, 2017. The Annual Conference will provide a platform for peacebuilders to explore both the challenges and the bright spots facing our field, and develop new solutions for the future. The event serves as a dynamic space for professionals in peacebuilding, the broader peace and security field, to network with each other.

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Organisation

Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education Peace Center

Fervently believing in the efficacy of promoting education as the key to empowering our nation (Afghanistan) to break the cycle of violence, respect universal values of human rights, foster socio-economic development and sustain civil society in Afghanistan, Dr. Sima Samar founded the non-profit and non governmental organization. Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) was founded in 2010 and especially focuses on providing greater opportunity for women, less economically advantaged and marginalized students through tuition subsidies and scholarships.

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De-escalate strong emotions in negotiation, diplomacy, and conflict

Don't miss the opportunity to learn successful techniques to de-escalate strong emotions in negotiation, diplomacy, and conflict. On October 4, Douglas E. Noll will teach a masterclass at The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The project "Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding", or WOSCAP aims at enhancing the capabilities of the EU for implementing conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative civilian means. You can visit the project website at www.woscap.eu