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January 2013

Dear Subscriber Name

Happy new year! Welcome to the first issue of our 2013 e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources. We would love to hear your feedback via our social media channels or direct to us at communications@saferworld.org.uk 

Promoting youth advocacy in Yemen

A project by Saferworld, and Resonate! Yemen is equipping young people with the skills and opportunities to make sure their voices are heard during the country’s transition process. As a result, young men and women recently led a successful campaign in the southern city of Aden encouraging young people not to carry small arms. 

Chinese delegation

Increasingly China has the potential to play a very valuable role promoting peace and security. As part of our aim to support dialouge between the UK and China on these issues and a global Arms Trade Treaty, in November 2012 Saferworld hosted a delegation of experts and officials from China visiting London. The delegation participated in a series of meetings and roundtables focusing on the UN Arms Trade Treaty process and international responses to conflict-affected states. 

Community motivations in the Caucasus

Read our interview with Natia Nadiradze, project coordinator from Saferworld's partner, the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD). Natia explains the motivations of members and the changing dynamics within a community security group ,set up to address the concerns of local communities in the Georgian region of Shida Kartli, adjacent to the divide with South Ossetia.

Read more about the community security network project.


Moving beyond promises

Moving beyond promises highlights the crisis of authority and continuing challenges for Yemen’s political transition and calls for tangible improvements in security and the economy, and greater inclusion of young people in decision-making to ensure that the transition leads to sustained peace and security.




China and conflict affected states

China's presence is increasingly felt in countries where peace is precarious. This increasing engagement creates both risks but also offers opportunities for China to contribute to the consolidation of peace.

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