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Investing in peace: recommendations for UK funding
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Investing in peace: recommendations for UK funding

Today, a third of the world’s poor live in fragile states, with this proportion set to rise to half in 2018 and nearly two-thirds in 2030. In the UK, political parties have a range of views on how to best fund work to address conflict and fragility, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. Saferworld’s Lewis Brooks sets out key elements that should be reflected in any funding stream designed to address violent conflict.

25 September 2018
New UK counter-terror strategy lacks a coherent approach to conflict overseas
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New UK counter-terror strategy lacks a coherent approach to conflict overseas

The UK’s updated counter terrorism strategy (CONTEST) acknowledges the links between terror threats in the UK and conflict overseas. Yet it fails to apply the hard lessons from flawed UK counter-terror and stabilisation efforts overseas in recent years. It is thus a missed opportunity to show how the UK can reduce the terror threat at home by coherently promoting peace abroad, argues Bénédicte Goderiaux.

4 July 2018
The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues
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The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues

On 11 May 2017, the governments of the UK and Somalia, together with the African Union and the UN, jointly hosted a major international conference in London that sought to address Somalia’s key governance, statebuilding and security challenges. It brought Somali government representatives together with donor states, UN representatives and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF.

12 May 2017