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December 2012

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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 communications@saferworld.org.uk We hope you enjoy the upcoming festive season and wish you a happy and fufilling 2013.

Addressing conflict and violence after 2015

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.

Towards trilateral co-operation on small arms

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.

The complex reality of gender-based violence

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.

Upstream conflict prevention

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.

New research project on conflict management in Central Asia

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.

What do you think? Give us your feedback at communications@saferworld.org.uk

Building Stability Overseas Strategy: The Way Forward

The UK Government's Buidling Stability Overseas Strategy (BSOS) provides a strong vision for the UK's conflict prevention work. While considerable progress has been made to implement the strategy there is a significant challenge to ensure that the approach outlined in the BSOS is consistently adhered to throughout the UK's overseas engagements. This briefing recommends ways to take the strategy forward.

RESOURCE | November 2012


Annual Review 2011-12

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

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