Since 2012, the Platform has advanced discussions about a prevention agenda that connects New York, Geneva, and contexts facing a significant risk of escalating violent conflict and disaster. These activities underlined the importance to enlarge prevention practice beyond its traditional focus on ‘conflict prevention’ and to facilitate the transmission of best practices and development of complementary programming across disaster preparedness and risk reduction, armed violence reduction, public health interventions on violence prevention, urban violence management, and private sector risk mitigation strategies.
The Platform also advanced several studies on the cross-cutting nature of prevention practice, especially in relation to the prevention of election-related violence and conflict surrounding large-scale business investments, as well as on Burundi, the Central African Republic, and Kenya. The Platform additionally promoted a forward-looking discussion on a new vision for conflict prevention on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the ‘Agenda for Peace’.
Selected publications on peacebuilding and prevention