conflict prevention

  • April 25, 2018

    Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials has urged a gathering of world leaders to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN's work.

  • March 22, 2018

    The Quaker Council for European Affairs has just released a hands-on manual making the case for peacebuilding and offering many practical tools which can be used by all sorts of organisations and individuals.

  • June 26, 2017

    It seems that just as 'poppy facism' is beginning to lose its sway over our consciences and behaviours, Armed Forces Day may be being groomed to take its place.

  • April 19, 2017

    Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday emphasised the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

  • January 11, 2017

    Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.

  • July 8, 2016

    One hundred years after the British Government was the first in the world to legalise the right of conscientious objection to military service, a Bill to extend this right into the tax system is being introduced to Parliament by Ruth Cadbury MP, herself a descendent of WW1 conscientious objectors affected by the 1916 clause.

  • April 28, 2016

    The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have concurrently adopted resolutions on the organisation’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’

  • June 29, 2014

    The rainstorm of almost tropical ferocity which swept across West Suffolk yesterday afternoon (28 June) was dying down as we assembled for a silent Peace Vigil to mark Armed Forces Day. But the distant thundery grumbles seemed – at the risk of being mocked for the use of Pathetic Fallacy – to be a reminder of the persistence and ubiquity of strife.

  • July 3, 2013

    The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has been named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction.

  • May 17, 2011

    What should be the relationship between a democratic state and its armed forces? It is easier for politicians to play to popular sentiment about “our boys” than to address the moral and constitutional issues.