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Afghan Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process: exceptional conference on June 18

In a context of contested negotiations with the Taliban and to discuss the social situation, geopolitics, development, security and governance in Afghanistan, this conference will bring together around fifteen high level Afghan Women Leaders: Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Former United Nations Special Envoy … Continue reading

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Remembering Howard Wolpe and looking ahead for the future of Burundi

On October 25th, 2011, Howard Wolpe passed away. For those who did not have a chance to know him, I can tell you he was and still is the source of inspiration for many peacebuilders and practitioners, in Africa, in … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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650 million civilian arms: the global small arms and ammunition trade

Over 60 percent of all violent deaths are due to small arms and light weapons; more than three quarters of the world’s small arms lie in the hands of civilians, that’s over 650 million civilian arms… Small arms such as … Continue reading

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