Peace and Development – Looking Back to Move Forward

TitelPeace and Development – Looking Back to Move Forward
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelFriEnt Essay Series
AutorInnenZupan, N, Smith, A, Schirch, L, Wyeth, V, Laplante, LJ, Duke, S
VerlagWorking Group on Peace and Development

FriEnt is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011. One of the highlights of the year is an essay series on "Peace and Development - Looking back to move forward" in eight parts, which accompany the FriEnt activities in the anniversary period. FriEnt asked eight colleagues to reflect on challenges and perspectives in selected thematic areas. Part VI: Peacebuilding at the UN over the last 10 yearsVanessa Wyeth, International Peace Institute (IPI)25th September 2011This essay takes a look back on the development of the concept, practice, and institutions of peacebuilding in the United Nations over the last decade, with a focus on policy debates in UN headquarters. Vanessa Wyeth concludes that lasting peace can really only built from within. But it might just not happen without the United Nations.Download (pdf, 11 p., 366 KB)Part V: Fixing Obstacles Blocking a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Peace and DevelopmentProf. Lisa Schirch, Director of 3P Human Security: Partners for Peacebuilding Policy19th August 2011Fostering peace and development in conflict-affected regions requires a citizen oriented state working in partnership with an active civil society. The slow progress toward both peace and sustainable development is due in part toward conflicting and uncoordinated approaches between these diverse stakeholders. Moving toward a comprehensive approach requires first diagnosing the key issues and obstacles to stakeholder coordination. Current obstacles include unbalanced approaches to statebuilding, faulty conceptions of civil society, and fundamental disagreements about the overall mission or goal. This essay by Lisa Schirch describes these obstacles and then outlines how to address these issues.Download (pdf, 3 p., 110 KB)Part IV: Education and Peacebuilding: from ‘conflict-analysis’ to ‘conflict transformation’? Alan Smith, UNESCO Chair, University of Ulster20th July 2011This essay provides a brief summary of three ways in which we can think about the role of education in conflict-affected societies. In broad terms they represent areas that have gained greater attention over the past decade in international development discourses, al-though their roots go back to at least the Second World War. Each represents a slightly different perspective arising from a common concern about the way that violent conflict affects the lives of children and their right to education.Download (pdf, 7 p., 134 KB)Part III: Linking Peacebuilding and Health in post-conflict settings Lisa J. Laplante, University of Connecticut20th June 2011The third part of the essay series takes a deeper look at the linkages between Health and Peacebuilding. It is now a well-accepted presumption that war causes grave harm to the health of individuals caught in the maelstrom of violence. Thus, public health policy should be a central concern of all post-conflict recovery activities. Lisa Laplante explains, why a new approach to health care for the extraordinary demands of conflict recovery is needed.Download (pdf, 7 p., 169 KB)Part II: The EU and Conflict Prevention: a Ten Year AssessmentDr. Simon Duke, European Institute of Public Administration25th May 2011In the second part of the essay series Simon Duke of the European Institute of Public Administration takes a look at the EU’s progress (and step backwards?) over the past 10 years in the field of structural (or long-term) conflict prevention.Download (pdf, 7 p., 183 KB)Part I: Challenges for Development-oriented Peace Work: Old and New Ways ForwardNatascha Zupan, Head of the FriEnt-Team21st April 2011This first part of the Essay Series to mark the 10th anniversary of FriEnt focuses on one key question: which “building blocks” will define development-oriented peace work in the coming years ?Download (pdf, 3 p., 146 KB)

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