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November 2012

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Welcome to November’s issue of our e-newsletter bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources. As always you can send any feedback via our social media channels or direct to us at communications@saferworld.org.uk

Addressing community security in the Caucasus

 Watch how our partner the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development is working with local communities in Shida Kartli to improve their safety and security concerns.

The post-2015 agenda: looking at what works

The United National High Level Panel has a responsibility to ensure that the post-2015 development agenda addresses the difficult questions of peace and security. It should do this by looking at the evidence of what works in conflict-affected and fragile states, say Larry Attree and Ben Stevenson.

Finishing the job - the Arms Trade Treaty

The UN First Committee has voted through resolution A/C.1/67/l.11 ‘The arms trade treaty’  mandating two further weeks of negotiations in the second half of March 2013 (on top of the four weeks of negotiations that took place in July this year) to deliver a treaty, based on the current draft treaty text (CRP.1).  Control Arms has prepared a briefing, Finishing the job – delivering a bullet proof ATT, which, while acknowledging the positive elements contained in CRP.1, identifies a number of loopholes that will need to be addressed if the ATT is to deliver a significant humanitarian and human rights dividend. 

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Annual review 2011-12: new perspectives for peace

Saferworld's Annual review 2011-12: new perspectives for peace is now available to download. The review gives an overview of Saferworld's programme and advocacy work over the past year. Case studies focus on community security, gender, rising powers, action on arms, and the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project.

RESOURCE | October 2012

Still time to act: rising conflict fears in Kosovo

This report analyses public perceptions of safety, security, and security and justice providers in Kosovo. It is based on qualitative and quantitative data collected through a Kosovo-wide household survey and focus group discussions. Key findings of the report point to a serious decline in public perceptions of safety and security.

RESOURCE | October 2012

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