This document offers a guide for understanding
how media-related interventions can be used in a variety of conflict conditions
and identifies opportunities to strengthen the media as an element of conflict
reduction and peacebuilding.
Presenting a typology of interventions potentially appropriate to the media conditions that exist in those stages of conflict, the framework provides indicators for assessing those interventions, draws operational lessons from media-related programming and includes a matrix of exceptional examples of media peacebuilding initiatives.
This paper seeks to conceptually under-pin the
implementation of crisis- and conflict-related measures in the specific
context of technical cooperation. For this purpose, it looks at the following
- Peace-building, crisis prevention and conflict management
- Initial context and approaches to crisis prevention and conflict management
- Implementing crisis- and conflict-related measures
Examining the role of development assistance
in achieving peace and the directions such support should take, this paper
looks at the following main issues:
- Concept of peacebuilding and legal frameworks
- Basic issues related to peacebuilding
- Proposals for future support of peacebuilding
The report aims to contribute to the debate on the importance of assistance, and especially "development assistance," directed at realising peace as a new means of supplementing efforts that are based on diplomatic and military approaches.
It examines the link between the two - crisis prevention, conflict management and peace promotion on the one hand, and how best to strengthen adolescents and young adults as the driving force behind social development on the other.
This report provides an overview of the world situation on the basis of an analysis of 37 indicators, divided into 8 large groups: conduct in relation to the international community, arms embargoes, militarisation, human rights, development, humanitarian crises, conflict and peace building, and International Humanitarian Law.
The report seeks to provide description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout the year, in order to provide greater knowledge of advances, set-backs and dynamics affecting the whole of humanity and affect the development of policies aimed at …
Focusing primarily on post-conflict situations,
this handbook for planners in the field aims to provide an easy reference
guide to various methods that may be employed in the destruction of small
arms and light weapons and their associated ammunition natures.
Seeking to enable Member States to ensure the disposal of weapons voluntarily surrendered by civilians or retrieved from former combatants, the guide addresses the destruction of the following:
- Small arms and light weapons
- Small arms ammunition
- Rockets, missiles, shells, mortars and grenades
Presenting a methodology for conflict assessment
at the country and regional level, this booklet aims to provide bilateral
and multilateral agencies with a resource for:
- Analysing conflict
- Assessing conflict related risks associated with development or humanitarian assistance
- Developing options for more conflict sensitive policies and programmes
The methodology is based on the experience of the Department For International Development in conducting Strategic Conflict Assessments in seven countries.
Assessing the transparency by states in small
arms exports, this report examines regional and global export transparency
mechanisms and evaluates their implementation and impact in mitigating
dangerous aspects of small arms proliferation. Chapters look at:
- A transparent agenda for small arms
- The case for transparency
- Overview of regional and global transparency mechanisms
- Analysis of national export reports
- Transparent decision-making
Aiming to build sustainable analytic capacity
within operators that have a long-term commitment to Humitarian Mine Action
(HMA), this manual aims to provide a comprehensive training tool for organisations
wishing to improve their analytical capacity at the ground level.
The manual provides trainees with both theoretical guidelines and practical tools for conducting and using the findings of community studies, but is also useful for other components of HMA, as well as for humanitarian assistance and development projects more generally.
Arguing for the importance of explaining the
prevalence or amount of war at any time, this paper offers an empirical
analysis of civil war prevalence. For this purpose, its provides information
on the following:
- Economic models of civil war onset and duration
- Estimating models of civil war prevalence
- Empirical tests of hypotheses
- Policy implications and recommendations
With military forces increasingly involved in
humanitarian assistance and its effect on humanitarian space in terms of
principle, policy and operational questions, this paper examines key issues
concerning the roles of humanitarian actors and military forces. The following
issues are discussed:
- The politics of peace operations
- The humanitarian perspective
- Towards a framework for civil-military relations
Emergency response personnel are unique in that they dedicate their time and energy in assisting persons during stressful times of their lives, for example, after disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc. The repeated exposure does have a potentially deleterious effect on their psychological well-being, what can greatly affect the overall outcome of such situations, including the prognosis of the primary victims of the event.
INFOCUS PROGRAMME ON CRISIS RESPONSE AND RECONSTRUCTION
Working Paper 4
By Sultan Barakat and Gareth Wardell
Since the occurrence of the current conflict on the territory of Chechen Republic in December 1999, thousands of Chechen civilians were forced to seek refuge in the neighboring republic of Ingoushetia,"Islamic Relief (IR)" was one of the first British aid agencies to respond & work in the region.
This is the third and final issue in 2001 of this quarterly report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation, cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.
by Jonathan Goodhand with Philippa Atkinson
The research in this study has been funded by International Alert and the National Lottery Charities Board (Community Fund). The publication of this study was made possible by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.