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The critical role of government

Nearly two billion people live in countries with inchoate governments stunned by fragility and conflict, a hindrance to the SDGs.  


The quest for cities of peace

Local governments and civil society take the lead, tackling the roots causes of violence and conflict in urban areas  


The Rule of Law and Human Rights - Fundamentals for the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace

UNDP High-level meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development.  


Joint UNDP-DPA Programme Annual Report 2017

This Annual Report 2017 highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention.  


Towards a more proactive approach to preventing violent extremism

Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill…  


We are right there, when and where people need us

It is still there, on a wall along the road from the Mitiga International Airport to the city Centre in Tripoli. A huge graffiti mural, saying ‘Finally we are free’. I am not sure who put it there,…  


Forging Resilient Social Contracts: Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace

11-country research and policy dialogue aims to revitalise the social contract to prevent violent conflict and achieve sustaining peace.  


Reducing corruption could help prevent violent extremism

There is growing policy recognition that corruption is part of a multi-faceted set of drivers of violent extremism  


PAVE the way

The rise of violent extremism (VE) over the last decade poses as great a challenge as any to many countries across the globe, a challenge that seems almost insurmountable.  


Violent extremism reopens the conversation about women and peace

“No peace without women,” is a statement we are all eager to agree with. But what are the nuances of women’s participation in peace, conflict and extremism today, and how can understanding women’s…  

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