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‘Speak your mind’ to prevent conflict

Seven years into the Syrian crisis and with almost a million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon, a country of 6 million inhabitants, surveys show that fatigue is rising in host communities.  


Pathways for Peace - Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

This study aims to improve the way in which domestic development processes interact with security, diplomacy, mediation and other efforts to prevent conflicts from becoming violent.  


In eastern Ukraine, a platform for recovery

The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. It has also struck the heart of the economy.  


Winning hearts and minds in ungoverned spaces

The tragic spate of attacks in Western Europe, the Sahel, and most recently in Mogadishu, Somalia, have all targeted at the very heart of capital cities and densely populated urban centers. In…  


Basic services are key to stabilizing Libya

The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that had been keeping them alive. After…  


Pathways for Peace

Opening remarks on Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Prevention of Violent Conflict  


World Teachers Day 2017 Joint Message

Joint Message on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2017 - “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”  


UNDP New Deal Facility - Annual Report 2016

This document covers activities of UNDP's New Deal Implementation Support Facility in 2016, its third year of full operation  


Together for peace with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon

Through a skills exchange programme experienced Syrian refugees train Jordanian youth, strengthening their skills and employability.  


The subtle flutter of peace

Recently I was invited by the Government of Colombia to an event in Cesar, in the north of the country, in a beautiful place called La Paz. In the presence of President Juan Manuel Santos, a woman…  

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