Conflict Resolution

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 07:19
Unlike most other peace processes that ended internal armed conflicts in recent decades, the final accord struck this year in Havana is more than a transitional justice scheme and a definitive ceasefire. Most of its provisions seek to address the root causes of the conflict through structural reforms that could transform Colombia into a more peaceful, democratic and egalitarian country.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:53
Challenges for peace remain, not least in the form of an Oct. 2 vote, when Colombians will decide whether to accept the peace deal. Yet long-term stability in the country will depend on a variety of players.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:36
Colombians are sure to approve a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a referendum next month because they see the enormous economic opportunity and know renewed war would be a "catastrophe," President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:08
The African Union Peace and Security Council has endorsed a recommendation to extend the mandate of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Sudan, for another 12 months until 30 June 2017.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:40
UNAMID continues to face many obstacles in Sudan as the conflict in Darfur remains unchanged, the United Nations peacekeeping chief briefed the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday. Therefore the mission's mandate should be extended before July.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:34

Panel I

The Honorable Donald Booth
Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan
U.S. Department of State
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 07:05
Pakistan has played down the Taliban's rejection of proposed peace talks with the Afghan government, saying on Tuesday that it hoped for progress "in coming days".
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 06:12
The United Nations reports that efforts are under way to bring an end to the long-standing displacement crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:29
The president of South Sudan appeared to take a major step on Thursday toward ending a disastrous civil war that began more than two years ago in the young African nation — reappointing his political rival as first vice president.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:34
The United Nations is trying a new approach to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (or DDR) of armed groups. The new approach, described as pre-DDR, is being launched in the Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga Bandoro, where former combatants of the mainly Muslim Seleka armed group and the Christian and animist anti-Balaka movement are being paid to do community work.