The cold war has rapidly transformed the world. The rise of a unipolar world, globalization of economic power and information innovation, democratization, and reconceptualization of sovereignty has foisted new responsibility on international communities and States. This transformation has changed the shape of organized violence and conflicts on the basis of culture and identity challenging Staes and governments to set their boundaries. Some of the conflicts are recognized as a threat even if the States not fighting, i.e. violation of human rights, threat or use of force, and violation of universal normas such as the right of self-determination.
Several United Nations offices are intensely involved in maintaining and promoting global peace, security, and stability. Security Council, General Assembly, Secretary-General, Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, Field Support and Political Affairs, and the Peacebuilding Support Office are promarily responsible for assisting world leaders and peacekeepers to shape the course of peacebuilding around the globe. Peace and stability in any conflict marred areas are achievable through the prevalence of rule of law and justice, social cohesion, economic stability, and good governance. It is important that these challenged to peace and stability are to be met through a muscular commitment to NATO in global cooperation and reconciliation efforts.
Stabilization: We help governments and societies manage socio-political transitions and prevent conflicts. Our approach emphasizes close collaboration with critical local partners to build capacity, services, and legitimacy.
Conflict Mitigation: We help communities and governments manage tensions and mitigate the causes and consequences of violent conflict, instability, and extremism through cutting-edge research, capacity building, and tailored programs guided by adaptive management and conflict sensitivity principles.
Conflict Sensitivity: We provide technical assistance, and adapt program design, policies, protocols, and standard operating procedures, as well as train our staff and partners in conflict sensitivity across the globe. We design and adapt training to specific contexts while integrating Do No Harm principles across the development and humanitarian assistance spectrum.
Further reading: Burton, J.W. 1990, Conflict: Resolution and Prevention. New York: St. Martin’s Press. African Union, Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (2002). Available from http://www.au.int/en/treaties/protocol-relating-establishment-peace-and-… Stephanie P. Stobbe 2018, Conflict Resolution in Asia. Lexington Books Press. Carnegie Papers, European Confl ict Management in the Middle East Toward a More Effective Approach 2009, https://carnegieendowment.org/files/EU_mid_east_conflict_management.pdf.