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Innovations in the Colombian peace process
Photo: Presidencia República Dominicana under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Kristian Herbolzheimer 27 June 2016
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia insurgents are about to reach a comprehensive peace agreement. This report describes a number of innovations and other developments leading up to this widely predicted agreement that might be relevant to peace processes elsewhere. more  
Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Ex-combatants at work in new job in DRC by UNDP/Aude Rossignol under CC BY-NC-ND.2.0 Elisa Tarnaala 23 June 2016
Gender-sensitive DDR programming must be linked into the entire peace process, from the peace negotiations through peacekeeping and subsequent peacebuilding activities. This process should include issues such as identifying women and setting the appropriate criteria for their entering DDR processes; understanding identity issues and ob... more  
Changing the status quo: what directions for Palestinians?
Israel & Palestine_Rusty Stewart_(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Khalil Shikaki 29 May 2016
As they approach the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation, and twenty-three years after the signing of the Oslo agreement, Palestinians have concluded that the Oslo process is no longer able to deliver independence or end of occupation. more  
East Asian perceptions of the UN and its role in peace and security
UN and National Police Train in East Timor_United Nations Photo_(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Sebastian von Einsiedel , Anthony Yazaki 27 May 2016
Over recent decades much of East Asia has undergone a massive transformation from a region stricken by poverty and underdevelopment to being a key driver of global economic growth.This report explores the factors that shape East Asian countries’ views of the UN and what drives their actual and potential investments in and contributions... more  
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