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February 2013

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Welcome to the February 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 

Exploring Brazil's role in conflict-affected states

Current international consultations to set out a new development framework post-2015 present an opportunity to reassess policy approaches to conflict-affected states. In the first in our series of briefings on the role of rising powers we explore Brazil’s engagement in conflict-affected states and its potential to contribute to peacebuilding.

Read more about Saferworld's work on rising powers.

Yemen's youth in transition

Despite participating in the revolution youth in Yemen continue to be marginalised from decision making and feel disregarded by policymakers. Watch a documentary which follows Saferworld’s work supporting youth leaders to bring their concerns, insight and experiences to bear on political decisions.

From running a successful campaign to control weapons in Sana’a to increasing youth participation in politics, interviews with the youth leaders highlight the varied ways in which they are helping to shape Yemen’s transition.

Read more about our work in Yemen

China's role in Sudan and South Sudan

China's role in African peace and security continues to grow. In it's Winter issue the Shanghai Institute for International Studies's Global Review journal, produced in collaboration with Saferworld, focuses on China's role in international conflict management in Sudan and South Sudan.

Post-2015 High Level Panel framing questions

The UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons met for the second time last week as part of the process of determining what comes after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015. Read Saferworld’s response and recommendations to the Panel’s framing questions issued to guide its work.

International peacebuilding and statebuilding indicators - CSO submission

The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding draft list of shared indicators have been developed to help countries monitor progress towards the Peacebuilding & Statebuilding Goals that were agreed in the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The CSO Platform for Peacebuilding & Statebuilding submission was jointly prepared by NGOs engaged in the CSO Platform, including Saferworld.

Interview with Executive Director Paul Murphy

In an interview featured in the International Relations and Security Network's newsletter Paul Murphy shares insights into Saferworld’s work in the area of security and justice. Developing a country’s security and justice sector is a crucial component of any broader development policy. However, in order to be effective, institutions need to be tailored to the specific context and be responsive to the needs of local communities.


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