GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is a joint publication series of the Institute for Development and Peace and the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:). The series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world, presenting perspectives from different regions. It examines current developments and challenges in the light of long-term political trends, and illustrates facts with figures and tables. Our aim is to present complex issues in a comprehensible manner - also with the help of graphics. In doing so, we continue the tradition of the GLOBAL TRENDS book series, which was published from 1991 to 2015.

Current Issue

The idea of conflict prevention is at the very heart of the United Nations Charter. Yet previous attempts by the UN to make conflict prevention a reality had only limited success. How can a preventive approach be made more effective?

In the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS, Adriana Abdenur discusses three key elements in order for conflict prevention to become more than a buzzword. Firstly, she argues for improved risk assessment methodologies – incorporating technological innovations. Secondly, she calls for greater synergy across the three pillars peace & security, development and human rights. And finally, she sees the necessity for more advocacy for conflict prevention at the political level.

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