This week, member states, civil society and UN representatives met to discuss the linkages between two of the major policy discussions at the UN at the moment: the Sustainable Development agenda and the Sustaining Peace agenda. The High Level Dialogue " Building Sustainable Peace for All" was arranged by the President of the General Assembly and was scheduled to last all Tuesday... Read More About Sustaining peace: High-Level Dialogue at the UN General Assembly and civil society side event »
This is a summary of the OECD’s Highlights of the States of Fragility 2016 Report: States of Fragility 2016 Understanding Violence – Highlights (53 pages) States of Fragility 2016 Understanding Violence – Full Report (182 pages) Introduction Fragility, as defined by the OECD, is “the accumulation and combination of risks along with insufficient capacity... Read More About Summary of the OECD Report on States of Fragility - Understanding Violence 2016 »
At the beginning of October Peace Boat , which is GPPAC’s Regional Secretariat for North East Asia, visited The Hague and Amsterdam on their Global University Programme. The 92th Global Voyage focused on “Peace and Disarmament”, and in this framework five international students led by Akira Kawasaki, a member of Peace Boat’s Executive Committee, visited the offices of GPPAC’s... Read More About Peace Boat visits international organisations in The Hague »
« Déclaration relative à la situation politique de l’heure en RD Congo Les Organisations de la Société civile du Sud-Kivu, réunies autour du Bureau de coordination provinciale de la Société civile ce mardi 04 octobre 2016 viennent d’analyser les éléments du contexte sociopolitique qui prévaut en République Démocratique du Congo et de manière attentive l’évolution du Dialogue tel... Read More About Les organisations de la société civile du Sud-Kivu signent une déclaration sur le contexte socio-politique en RDC »
On 5 October 2016, the United Nations Security Council held its 6 th straw poll indicating their support – or lack of thereof – for the candidates in the race. Unsurprisingly, the favourite candidate was António Guterres, a former Prime Minister of Portugal and the High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. Indeed, Guterres was a clear front-runner since the beginning of the race,... Read More About António Guterres soon-to-be new U.N. Secretary General »
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