Global Trends Analysis

Adriana Erthal Abdenur, coordinator for International Peace and Security at Igarapé, has published the article “Making Conflict Prevention a Concrete Reality at the UN” in the peer-reviewed policy journal Global Trends Analysis, hosted by the German think tank SEF. The article is one of the outputs of the project Innovation in Conflict Prevention (ICP), led by Igarapé with support from Global Affairs Canada. The text is available in both English and German.

Summary: The idea of conflict prevention is at the very heart of the United Nations Charter. Yet previous attempts by the UN to make conflict prevention a reality had only limited success. How can a preventive approach be made more effective? In GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 2|2019, Adriana Abdenur discusses three key elements in order for conflict prevention to become more than a buzzword. Firstly, she argues for improved risk assessment methodologies – incorporating technological innovations. Secondly, she calls for greater synergy across the three pillars peace & security, development and human rights. And finally, she sees the necessity for more advocacy for conflict prevention at the political level.

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