Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.
Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
In this interview with Mohna Ansari, a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), discusses the role that the NHRC has played in promoting and upholding Nepal’s international human rights commitments, and the difficulty of doing so in light of a constitution which denies women full citizenship rights.
People in East and Central Africa still live in fear of attack by the Lord's Resistance Army. There is an urgent need to tackle this. Religious, traditional leaders and civil society organisations from LRA affected areas have put together a series of recommendations for international actors, local governments and community groups on protecting civilians.
With the signing of the Mindanao peace agreement in March the demand for increased jobs and development is high. During a visit by an EU delegation local business community came together to discuss future economic development and expectations.
Our partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, is speaking at the UN’s General Assembly on the need to include gender, violence and peace in the post-2015 framework. Read more about how peace can be put at the heart of the UN’s post-2015 development goals.
Peace and security, the environment, development and human rights are intrinsically connected. Read our reflections on how violence reduction and the promotion of peace can truly be put at the heart of the post-2015 development framework.