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April 2013

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Welcome to the April issue of our 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 

We have an arms trade treaty – now for the real work!

On Tuesday 2 April a global Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by a majority of states in the UN General Assembly. This ground-breaking treaty is the result of intensive negotiations over two diplomatic conferences and 20 years of tireless work by civil society and progressive governments. With a treaty now in place, Saferworld's arms control team says states must swiftly put their words into action, with progressive interpretation of the treaty and full implementation of their commitments.

Improving community–police relations in South Sudan

Saferworld's community security work aims to bring communities, police and local authorities together to find practical solutions to local security issues. In this case study, Simon Moore explains how discussion of a recent police shooting in Kuajok, South Sudan, is part of efforts to increase understanding and trust between the police and communities.

Also, watch a video about Kuajok's Police Community Relations Committee. Martin, Theresa and Moses, members of the committee, discuss their personal perspectives of security in Kuajok, and how police-community relations are improving.

Post-2015: will the High Level Panel address conflict and fragility?

The debate on what will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 has intensified in the first months of 2013. In two comment pieces we assess progress to date, and ask what needs to be done to ensure that the new framework addresses conflict and violence.

Will the High Level Panel answer the world’s call for a progressive post-2015 framework? Larry Attree assesses the debate so far and asks whether the lingering doubts of a few key actors could put a progressive agenda on ice?

In 'The EU and post-2015: towards a decent peace for all?' Sebastien Babaud argues that the EU’s latest proposal for the post-2015 development framework is on the right track, but that Member States must focus on how a future framework can support and measure progress towards sustainable peace.

Goals, targets and indicators in the new global development framework

In this briefing paper, Larry Attree, Head of Policy, outlines how global goals, targets and indicators could help address conflict and violence as part of the post-2015 development framework.

Promoting conflict-sensitive approaches to development in Northern Uganda

In Amuru, Northern Uganda, the acquisition, control and ownership of land creates issues that can lead to conflict. We discuss findings from a series of training sessions on conflict-sensitive approaches to development with the Area Land Committee and District Technical Planning Committee in Amuru.

Exploring India's approach to development cooperation

India’s role in overseas development is growing. A recent roundtable event organised by Saferworld and partners in Delhi brought together key stakeholders from India's policy community to examine the opportunities and challenges this presents. There was a particular focus on engagement in conflict-affected states, drawing upon the cases of Myanmar, Angola and South Sudan. 

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