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Statements made by states, representatives of UN agencies, and civil society last week at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) suggest that conflict and insecurity are no longer on the fringe of post-2015 discussions. In our latest blog we look at the implications of last week's UNGA discussions for peace and the post-2015 framework. Read the blog here.
Also on peace and post-2015:
- Read our blog about the nascent South African agenda for the post-2015 framework.
- Read our comment piece on why achieving development and security means making good governance part and parcel of the post-2015 agenda.
- Read the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding's joint briefing to the UNGA on Peace and post-2015.
Yemen's National Dialogue Conference has provided Yemenis with a framework for the negotiation of a new social contract between citizens and state. Yet the process has been complicated by unrealistic expectations, incompatible demands and increasingly political agendas from key stakeholders.
In a briefing and separate comment piece Saferworld argues that a growing number of Yemenis are questioning whether the process will actually lead to a historic renegotiation of power.
Credit: Control Arms
A further 22 states including the United States, Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa signed the Arms Trade Treaty at an historic ceremony in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly last week.
Some 113 states have now signed the Treaty and a further seven have ratified it. It is now crucial that states implement the Treaty in a progressive way to ensure a real reduction of violence caused by arms.
Read the news item.
Credit:UN Photo/Tobin Jones
Following the Brussels conference on Somalia’s New Deal, Saferworld examines the urgent steps that should be taken to ensure inclusivity and participation in Somalia’s New Deal compact.
Read the comment piece.