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Pathways for Peace : Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict - (Paperback)
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The case for prevention of violent conflict has never been stronger. Afterdeclining steadily for decades, violent conflict has increased dramaticallysince 2010. Battle-related deaths, refugee numbers, and terrorist incidentshave all reached historic highs, resulting in ever-increasing peacekeepingbudgets. This escalation in violent conflict has renewed the commitment toaddressing the risk of violence early on, and in a coordinated way.More countries are affected by violent conflict today than at any time in thepast 30 years. This includes middle-income countries, where over 70 percentof conflicts take place today. In 2016, 80 percent of battle-related deaths weredue to seven to eight conflicts. However, lower-intensity violence taking placein several countries also took a huge toll on societies and economies. By2030, more than half of the world's poor will be in countries affected by highlevels of violence.Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict, a jointWorld Bank and United Nations study, reaffirms that prevention is universal,takes time to accomplish, and is part and parcel of economic and socialdevelopment. Prevention fosters inclusive societies where people haveopportunity and can live without the fear of long-term violence. This report isa first step in working jointly to address the immense challenge of preventingviolent conflict. It also explores concrete ways that countries and the international community can combine tools andapproaches to reduce violent conflict. This in turn will contribute to reducing the immense suffering and devastatinglong-term impacts that violent conflict inflicts on societies.
Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Publisher: World Bank
Street Date: April 23, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-1024
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