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Violent extremism and the UK policy response
The UK Prime Minster David Cameron has recently made a number of statements explaining the UK's approach to dealing with extremism. He defined extremism as opposition to 'fundamental British values' such as democracy, the rule of law, and individual liberty - and challenged the idea that people become radicalised through historic injustices, recent wars, or poverty.
In response, Saferworld's Larry Attree argues that crafting a foreign policy which itself more consistently promotes the values we are claiming as 'British' would be a key step in improving the government's approach to radicalisation and extremism.
Peace in the global development framework
© UN Photo/Tim McKulka
For three years, Saferworld and many other advocates have argued that peace should be included as a key issue in the new global development framework. Last weekend, this became reality when Member States at the United Nations agreed on a new framework, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
In a new article, Saferworld’s Thomas Wheeler argues that the universal recognition of peace as a key development issue is a significant outcome. By turning the agreement into concrete action, the 2030 Agenda could be used as a conflict-prevention tool to help address the world’s interlinked development, humanitarian and security challenges.
Annual Review 2014-15
Last year marked not only Saferworld's 25th anniversary but also the first year of our new three-year strategic plan. Our new 2014-15 Annual Review, available as a PDF to download and print or as an interactive online site, includes highlights of our achievements over the year as well as case studies on our community security work in South Sudan and our organisational development over the past 25 years.
The interactive online version of the review also features multimedia content such as videos and photo galleries; additional case studies on masculinities and conflict, peacebuilding in Pakistan, and partnership working in Kosovo; and profiles of some of our partners.