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The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia, a network of civil society organizations working for peace and dialogue in the region, wholeheartedly congratulates the leaders of the DPRK and the ROK, as well as the Korean people, for the historic achievement of the "Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula".
The report, which is officially launched at the Royal United Services Institute in London, is a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 17 years. Measuring 163 countries and covering 99.7% of the world's population, one of the principle aims of the Global Terrorism Index is to help us to understand the global, regional and local impact of terrorism. With this understanding we can inform a positive practical debate about the future of terrorism and importantly, how we respond.
This year's priority theme for the 62nd Session of the CSW is "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls." The review theme is "Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women."
The new and global Women, Peace and Security Index, developed by PRIO and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security , launched at the United Nations during the 17th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in New York.
The WPS Index is a major innovation that will bridge insights from gender and development with peace and security indices. It captures both peace and security and women's inclusion and justice for the first time. The first report, structured around three basic dimensions of women's well-being (inclusion, justice and security), ranks 153 countries and covers more than 98 percent of the world's population. It will be updated every two years.
The study commissioned by the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) is a contribution to the global progress study on youth's positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution. The objective of the study was to document the role of youth-led and youth-focused conflict and extremism prevention approaches that are dynamic and promote peacebuilding.
Hold Your Peace highlights how responses to terrorism have, in practice, squeezed women's rights organisations and their defenders between terror and counter-terror. As a direct and indirect result of these rules, women activists are increasingly facing NGO restrictions, have lost critical access to resources, as well as the ability to fully use banking facilities; all of which circumscribe how, where, and in some cases, even if, they can undertake their core work on mobilizing human rights, gender equality, and advancing peace in their communities.
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.
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