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Welcome to the July issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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On 24 June 2013, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2106 (UNSCR 2106) on Women, Peace and Security was passed by unanimous vote in New York. Taken forward as part of the UK's Security Council presidency, UNSCR 2106 builds on previous work highlighting sexual violence in conflict, which is a key part of the UK's Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. However, as Hannah Wright argues here, though the Resolution is welcome, policy rhetoric must be followed up with positive practice.
Follow our work on gender, peace and security.
Saferworld’s latest community security project in Nepal is working at village level in four districts of the country to build relationships and trust between community members and local government authorities, including the police and security providers. One year into the project, authorities are starting to see the value of this type of community-led approach. Read the case study here.
A key component of furthering Saferworld's work on conventional arms control has been the establishment of a working group made up of African, Chinese, and EU experts. Ambassador Ochieng Adala (pictured, centre), former Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations and a key member of the group, here talks about the importance of dialogue to combat small arms and light weapons proliferation and to support the UN Arms Trade Treaty process. Read the interview here.
Read more on the Africa-China-EU Expert Working Group.
This new briefing was prepared as input to UN consultation meetings in June on the post-2015 development agenda. It examines the High Level Panel's (HLP) recent report and suggests ways to build a robust accountability framework for sustainably addressing conflict and violence in the post-2015 development framework.
Read our briefing, From the High Level Report to an Accountability Framework.
Read more on the post-2015 development agenda debate.