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Welcome to the December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you enjoy the upcoming festive season and wish you a happy and fufilling 2013.
Consultations about the shape of a new post-2015 global development framework are underway. Three new issue papers published by Saferworld examine existing evidence and arguments, and pose key questions to help inform the global conversation about the place of conflict prevention and peacebuilding after 2015.
The first meeting of the EU-China-Africa Expert Working Group (EWG) on Conventional Arms was hosted by Saferworld in Brussels in November. Made up of nine high-profile non-proliferation experts, the EWG has been established to agree a set of policy recommendations for trilateral co-operation between the EU, China and African countries.
It is hoped that increased EU-China-Africa dialouge, can also aid progress towards an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2013.
- Also read about progress towards an ATT at the recent First Committee negotiations.
Ensuring security and justice providers are accountable and responsive to the needs of the communities they serve is crucial to tackling gender-based violence, says Saferworld's gender, peace and security adviser Hannah Wright.
The UK’s cross-departmental Building Stability Overseas Strategy has helped shape the government’s approach to conflict prevention. The government now needs to build on the momentum behind the strategy's implementation by encouraging wider adoption of its vision for conflict prevention, both across the UK Government and among other governments, multilateral bodies and civil society partners.
A new three-year research project will be assessing the involvement of China, Russia and the US on conflict management in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The project is a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the University of Bradford and Saferworld.