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Global Peacebuilders Call on Governments to Re-Commit to Peace: 85 organizations release statement for International Day of Peace

20 September 2018 The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding joins dozens of international and domestic peacebuilding organizations to release a statement at the occasions of the International Day of Peace, September 21. The...

Mission Report: High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism (28-29 June, 2018)

13 July 2018 The High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism that held at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York from the 28th to 29th of June, 2019 was convened by the Secretary General of the United Nations to enable stakeholders and civil society...

CSPPS Annual Core Group Meeting 2018: Reaffirming Priorities to Prevent Conflict and Sustain Peace

09 April 2018 Photo Credit : Cordaid   The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding ( CSPPS ) will hold its annual Core Group meeting, gathering its Southern and Northern membership , from 11 to 12 April 2018 in The Hague, The...

From Words to Action: Why Inclusivity Matters for SDG Implementation in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries

08 March 2018 Tension arises when country-owned and country-led process used to identify and decide on peacebuilding strategies is not inclusive nor transparent – leaving certain communities or segments of the population to feel that their interests are not being...

What is Needed to Prevent Electoral Violence: Spotlight on Sierra Leone 2018 Elections

08 March 2018 This article appeared for the first time on  Impakter website     Recent international community attention has been focused on inclusive approaches to prevent (violent) conflict, particularly as we get close to the...

Blog: Why isn’t the prevention of violent conflict more of a priority in Danish policy and practice?

27 February 2018 By Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp and Maria Stage, The Council for International Conflict Resolution ( RIKO ) in Denmark Photo caption : Danish military in Afghanistan (April 2013); photo credit: Creative Commons   ...

A Network for the Prevention of Violent Extremism in the Sahel

28 November 2017   ©Saji Prelis, Search for Common Ground   An inaugural meeting of the Sahel Network on Preventing Violent Extremism (SNPVE) is scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria from 27th to 28th November 2017. The event is organised...

United Approach Towards Prevention of Violent Extremism: Civil Society in the Sahel-Maghreb Region issues a Declaration on the Prevention of Violent Extremism

19 December 2017 Following the inaugural meeting of the Sahel Network on Preventing Violent Extremism ( SNPVE ) on 27 and 28 November 2017, hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa ( CSDEA ) with support from the Civil Society...

Young People Preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin

20 October 2017 Threats posed by violent extremist groups has grown substantially in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin. The region which harbors about 21 million inhabitants from Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has some of the World's poorest and most...

From Words to Actions: Implementing SDG16 in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

30 October 2017 The adoption of 2030 Agenda proves that ‘there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development'. Peace requires inclusivity, and this can be achieved through Goal 16, which commits countries ‘to promote...

A Community-Centered Process for Peace and Sustainable Development

09 November 2017 Validation and Acceptance of the People's Planning Process in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone – Sept. 2017 The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States has stressed the importance of strengthening or developing participatory national...

In need for a paradigm shift: Will the visit of the UNSG to CAR change Self-imposition of MINUSCA?

24 October 2017 Since 24 March 2012, when the Seleka faction took power in the Central African Republic, the country has witnessed an unprecedented cycle of violence. Today, there are more than a million-people killed and many private and public property is...

Consolidating a Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

20 October 2017 From left to right: Mr. BOBI Alphonse , Chairman of FNDP Board, Dr. YEO Nahoua ; Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Planning and Development; Mr. CISSE Marcelin , Director General of Strategy and Aid Coordination, New Deal Focal Point ...

Partnership for peace, dignity for all

21 September 2017 The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of this year's...

Sierra Leone Youth Takes Center Stage

17 March 2017 On 28 February 2017, the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) in Sierra Leone in close partnership with the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding organized a launch event of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250...