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Policy Papers - July 15, 2002

Sharing Best Practices on Conflict Prevention: The UN, Regional and Subregional Organizations, National and Local Actors

Chandra Lekha Sriram, Albrecht Schnabel, John Packer and Augustine Toure

 

 

The UN does not act alone in conflict prevention. It is important for the UN to identify other actors with comparative advantages in certain aspects of conflict prevention, and to partner wisely with them.

These may include regional and subregional organizations as well as local actors such as states or civil society organizations.

This report comprises the substantive papers developed to guide discussions on key issues at the April 8-10, 2002, program workshop in Alexandria, Egypt.

Increased coordination between the UN and regional, subregional and civil society organizations might enable better linkages between national, regional and international

Regional and subregional organizations offer important opportunities for partnering for the UN, but are quite varied in terms of resources, the political will that they can mobilize, and institutional capacity.

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