On 18 December 2020, EU Member States reached a political agreement on the establishment of the European Peace Facility (EPF). Worth up to € 5 billion for the period 2021-2027, this new funding instrument will finance 'EU external action having military or defence implications'. In practice, the EPF will merge and expand two existing EU off-budget funds: the Athena Mechanism and parts of the African Peace Facility. In addition, it will bring some significant changes, in particular the possibility for the EU to provide military equipment (including weapons and ammunition) to third country armed forces and regional military operations.
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The European Union risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world if it adopts the European Peace Facility (EPF) in its current form, warned 40 civil society organisations with expertise on peace, human rights and the protection of civilians.
EU governments are negotiating a new funding instrument that presents a fundamental shift towards a more military approach in EU foreign policy, and risks causing large-scale civilian harm around the world.
Das European Peacebuilding Liasion Office (EPLO) hat anlässlich der Neugestaltung der Partnerschaft zwischen der EU und Afrika die Stellungnahme "A new Africa-EU Strategy: Recommendations for EU support to peace and security in the framework of a renewed Africa-EU Partnership" herausgebracht.
September 26th is the International Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Consequently, it is high time to take a closer look on this issue. The Conflict Peace and Democracy Policy Blog (CPD Policy Blog) and the Think & Do Tank Shabka are looking for contributions. This topic is very broad to reflect as many perspectives as possible.
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") on 21 September was established in 1981 by an unanimous United Nations resolution. The Peace Day invites people around the globe to share their commitment to peace and non-violence. This year's Peace Day theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) provides free access to all SIPRI Yearbook editions from 1969 to 2016. The YEARBOOK is an essential ressource for scholars, peace activists and the general public who are interested in armament, disarmament, and global security.
This two-day research conference will generate academic insights on practicing journalism and communication in a conflict setting, increasing the professionalization of journalism in general, and contributing to peace building in conflict areas such as Mindanao. The conference will delve into three research themes: 1. Power of the media: agenda-setting and effects, 2. Theory meets reality: Industry practices and emerging trends, 3. Journalism, culture and conflict: Focus on the Philippines.
The search for a truly citizen-centered Europe can only be a joint efforts of many: the EU bodies, the EU member states, but also civil society organisations, local governments and local citizens’ initiatives can and must contribute.
The African Union Defence and Security Division of the Peace and Security Department, in Partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), have launched a new Database to support Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the Sahel Region.
Community Radio related two Initiatives of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recognized as Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2019.