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Diplomacy & Peace

Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Bolivia elected to U.N. Security Council for 2017-18

The UN Security Council.Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Bolivia were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday for 2017-18, but further voting was due to take place to decide the final seat with Italy and the Netherlands almost locked in a tie.
   

UN deputy chief underlines core obligation to prevent conflict and sustain peace

UN deputy chief on conflict resolution, peacebuildingThe UN Security Council has been told sustaining peace means the entire conflict cycle, with a focus on prevention, by the world body’s Deputy Secretary-General.
   

ISS: Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in Africa

Al Shabaab militants.Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task. The drivers of conflict and violence include young populations, high unemployment, lack of equal opportunities, urbanisation, poverty, inequality, too many guns, and bad governance and corruption.
   

UK Armed Forces help Tunisian forces fight violent extremism

A Tunisian Humvee.Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that UK military support to counter-IED training in Tunisia has been extended for an additional year.
   

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