– We will settle this with war

With another round of unsuccessful negotiations and an upsurge in violence, there may be truth to the theory that with the dry season comes fighting season in South Sudan.

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A Peace Prize to children

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize displays a powerful support for children’s rights, and the importance of education. This award gives us hope of a democratic future.

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Climate change increasing the level of conflict

The UNs fifth report on Climate Change (AR5) is focusing on drought and crop failures due to climate change. The increasing extent of climate change enhances conflicts between different ethnic groups and states.

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A democracy for the majority

The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is one of the largest groups of stateless people in the world. Will Obama even mention the group’s name when he visits the country?

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Far from democracy in Myanmar

Since the military regime in Myanmar initiated a dramatic and positive change of course, the democratic development has now halted.

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What kind of interim government for South Sudan?

The parties to the conflict in South Sudan has now been at the negotiation table in Ethiopia for more than 10 months without reaching a political solution to the conflict that broke out in December last year. They agree in principle on the need for a transitional government, but disagree on its design.

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The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites – from vision to action

In 2011 the «The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites» was established, created to protect sacred places worldwide. This initiative aims to give guidelines to secure religious adherent the safe use of their sacred places. Providing practical guidelines for safeguarding holy sites, the Code have been applied in local context in pilot-projects in Bosnia Herzegovina, Israel and Palestine.

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Great progress in Kisumu

The second workshop on juvenile justice was conducted in Kisumu in September. The participants impressed us with their dedication and commitment to improve the situation for children who come into contact or conflict with the law.

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