December 2011
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Following the conclusion of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan earlier this month, Saferworld’s Larry Attree examines the challenges ahead. He argues that we must now push for action on these and previous commitments, and ensure coherence with other initiatives, principles and guidelines – including the development framework that succeeds the Millennium Development Goals.

 

Also this month, a new report by Saferworld looks at how young women and men perceive the drivers of conflict in Yemen and their ideas for reaching lasting peace. And we share how we brought together police from Nepal and Northern Ireland to exchange ideas on community-based policing. We also report on how Saferworld hosted a delegation of Chinese non-proliferation experts in the UK last month, to exchange perspectives on tackling arms proliferation.

 

Finally, we urge you to add your voice to the Speak Out campaign, launched by the Control Arms Coalition, to support a strong arms trade treaty.

 

With best wishes for the festive season!

Peacebuilding in international policy: a to-do list after Busan

The conclusion of the Busan forum on aid effectiveness could mark a big shift in the approach to aid for fragile and conflict-affected states, having put a set of peacebuilding and statebuilding goals onto the mainstream development agenda. We must now push for action on these and previous commitments, says Larry Attree, and ensure coherence with other initiatives, principles and guidelines – including the development framework that succeeds the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  

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Public protests and visions for change: conversations with Yemeni youth

Yemen’s civil protest movement is the largest in Yemeni history and the longest-running of the Arab Spring uprisings. A new report by Saferworld looks at how young women and men in Yemen perceive the drivers of conflict in their country and their ideas for reaching a lasting settlement.

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Nepal and Northern Ireland share learning on community-based policing

Four Nepali police officers and a senior representative from the Ministry of Home Affairs visited Northern Ireland in November, as part of an exchange programme to share experiences of building partnerships between the police and the local community.

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Chinese arms control experts meet UK officials and academics

In November Saferworld hosted a visit of seven Chinese non-proliferation experts to the UK. The visit provided opportunities to exchange Chinese and UK perspectives on tackling arms proliferation and to discuss the security concerns of conflict-affected states.

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Speak out! Raise your voice now for an Arms Trade Treaty

Thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the under-regulated global arms trade. ‘Speak Out: Control Arms Now!’ is a new public campaign launched by the Control Arms Coalition to make sure next year’s arms trade negotiations lead to a strong and effective treaty.

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