Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention 2012-2014
The world has no shortage of violent, armed conflicts or potential flashpoints for unrest: an escalating civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria, an insurgency in Mali, and growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Continuing struggles for control in Libya, South Sudan and Somalia have also exposed the fragility of these nations. The challenge for conflict prevention is to get stakeholders to see themselves as partners and collaborate – especially the private sector, which can contribute enormously towards peace. To address conflict prevention at the policy-making level, coalitions of non-governmental organizations and international agencies have urged the United Nations to include a pillar on peace, security and human rights in its post-2015 development agenda that contains a new framework to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).