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Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict: Turning Committment into Action - Roundtable discussion
23 October 2014, 15.00 - 17.00 - Palais des Nations, Room V
Building on the recommendations from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (London, 10 – 13 June 2014), the purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the extent to which self-protection measures by local communities can actually help counter, mitigate, deter or avoid sexual violence and abuses. The roundtable will be led by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict H.E. Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura. Register here >>
International Master's Degree in Conflictology - apply now for the 2015 Spring Semester!
July 2014 - The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management in an educational setting. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes get together with participants from different countries in this virtual course, no matter where they live, to learn about peace and security and to prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Read more...
Mandated to Protect - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations
Over the past 20 years Protection of Civilians has moved to the forefront of the Security Council resolutions under which United Nations peacekeepers are deployed. But what exactly is meant by 'protection of civilians'? How are peacekeepers meant to protect? What are the responsibilities of heads of mission and force commanders? How are we to counter crimes against women and children which have become weapons of war? These and other questions are addressed in this documentary film which features contributions from United Nations personnel, military, police and civilian peacekeepers, as well as representatives from international non-governmental organisation around the world with vast experience in the Protection of Civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.
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Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions
Peacekeeping in Africa has grown dramatically over the last five years, with the continent hosting more peacekeepers than any other region. Today, more than ever, peacekeeping capacity building in Africa with African and UN institutions is imperative. Click here to read chairperson Jean Marie Guehénno’s singular report Enhancing the Capacity of African Peacekeeping Training Institutions.