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Investing in long-term peace? The new Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

Sep 2014
A new £1 billion Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is set to replace the Conflict Pool (which has supported the UK’s work in addressing conflict and fragility) in April 2015 under the direction of the National Security Council. This brief asks what this change might mean for the direction of the UK's work on conflict prevention.

Opening spaces for youth in Jammu & Kashmir

May 2014
Youth are vital agents for positive societal change. This paper explores how this could be done in Kashmir, with recommendations on ways to engage youth with political and socio-economic processes.

Rejuvenating the economic environment in Jammu & Kashmir

May 2014
The disconnect between regions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has continued over the course of six decades, has had a profound impact on the political economy of the local population on either side of the divide in Kashmir. This study examines how investments in either side of the LoC could establish long lasting trade.

Protéger les civils des enlèvements de la LRA

Apr 2014

Conciliation Resources travaille en étroite collaboration avec des organisations de la société civile locales dans certaines zones du Congo, de la République centrafricaine et du Soudan du Sud, où les communautés vivent encore dans la peur d’être attaquées par l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (Lord's Resistance Army - LRA).

Afghanistan post-2014: reverberations in Kashmir

Apr 2014
This briefing paper is the third in a series from the Kashmir Initiative Group (KIG), highlighting potential scenarios following the drawdown of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan this year, and its possible implications for the already fragile Indian-Pakistani dialogue as well intra-Kashmir peacebuliding initiatives. For more information on the background to the Kashmir conflict please see the previous brief in this series.

Letter: Effective targets to promote sustainable peace

Apr 2014
To address the underlying drivers of conflict, our definition of peace needs to more than the absence of violence. Conciliation Resources and 32 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals addressing this and identifying effective targets to promote sustainable peace.

Recommendations: Protecting civilians from LRA abductions

Apr 2014
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 3,400 Congolese civilians since 2008. In February 2014 alone the LRA abducted 35 people in Haut Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Orientale Province. In response to this enduring violence, Conciliation Resources and 58 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The letter provides concrete recommendations on how peacekeepers deployed in LRA-affected zones can better protect civilians.

Note d'information : République centrafricaine : Le dialogue intercommunautaire, clé d’une stabilité durable

Dec 2013
Depuis le coup d'État en mars 2013 par la coalition de Séléka, la situation en République centrafricaine (RCA) s’est empirée, avec l’effondrement complet de l’ordre public et des institutions. Cette note d'information donne un aperçu des tensions actuelles qui frappent la République centrafricaine, et les conditions nécessaires pour la résolution du conflit.

Briefing: Central African Republic: Inter-communal dialogue key to long-term stability

Dec 2013
Since the March 2013 coup by the Seleka coalition, deadly clashes have been taking place across the Central African Republic. The internal situation is quickly escalating, and a robust and committed response is now needed from the international community. This briefing paper outlines obstacles and requirements for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.

Joint statement on the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas

Oct 2013

In September 2013 experts from our East and Central Africa team joined together in Brussels with peacebuilders from the region as well as counterparts from international NGOs.

Discussions on recent developments in the Lord's Resistance Army conflict and progress monitoring of interventions led to a joint statement that highlights the most pressing priorities in addressing the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas.

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