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Sustainable Peace : The Role of the Un and Regional Organizations in Preventing Conflict - Connie Peck

Sustainable Peace

The Role of the Un and Regional Organizations in Preventing Conflict

By: Connie Peck, David A. Hamburg (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th February 1998
ISBN: 9780847685615
Number Of Pages: 320

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The end of the twentieth century saw the easing of East-West tension but not the end of violent conflict_especially within states. There has been growing consensus that the international community needs to find more effective ways of preventing such internal conflicts. This book argues that the most sustainable means of promoting peace within states is the development of good governance, which can address the root causes of conflict and meet basic human security needs. Good governance offers groups a 'voice' in resolving grievances at an early stage before they grow into major problems, safeguards human rights, and promotes a fairer distribution of resources. The author suggests that the focus of good international and regional governance should be the promotion of more effective national and local governance, and she outlines the efforts of the United Nations, regional organizations_such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization of American States_and NGOs, such as the Carter Center. The most successful approaches of these organizations could be applied through proposed Regional Centers for Sustainable Peace.

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This is a vitally important contribution to the debate about preventive diplomacy, early responses to incipient violent conflict, and medium- to long-term peace-building and peacemaking processes.--Kevin P. Clements, director, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Contemporary Conflict and Sustainable Peace
The Second Half of the Twentieth Centuryp. 3
The Goal of Sustainable Peacep. 15
Diagnosing Contemporary Conflictp. 25
Finding Structural Solutions to Conflictp. 45
The Role of the UN, Regional Organizations, and NGOs in Promoting Sustainable Peace
The United Nationsp. 67
The Council of Europep. 99
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europep. 117
The Organization of American Statesp. 139
The Organization of African Unityp. 155
The Association of Southeast Asian Nationsp. 173
The Developing Role of Nongovernmental Organizationsp. 185
Organizing for Sustainable Peace
Sharing Responsibility in Conflict Preventionp. 203
Regional Centers for Sustainable Peacep. 225
The First Half of the Twenty-first Century: Promoting Good Governance Regionally and Internationallyp. 249
Acronymsp. 261
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 297
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ISBN: 9780847685615
ISBN-10: 0847685616
Series: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.6  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.59