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Promoting Strong and Operational Partnerships on Prevention

The Civil Society-United Nations Prevention Platform

GPPAC and Quaker UN Office collaborate closely with the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)  and a coordinating group of civil society partners to facilitate the Civil Society-United Nations (CS-UN) Prevention Platform. 

The Platform believes that the UN’s work on prevention would benefit from a systematic engagement with civil society and that the inclusion of diverse civil society expertise is crucial to achieving sustainable peace and development. In this, the Platform aims to support the UN’s prevention agenda through strengthening coordination and information sharing between civil society organisations (CSOs) and the UN at all levels. Through the Platform, we seek to identify concrete, practical steps to enhance the UN and CSOs’ collective capacity to carry out preventive work through sharing examples of best practices, identifying areas of potential collaboration and supporting UN efforts to bridge early warning and early action. 

Our civil society partners include the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the Center on International Cooperation New York University (NYU CIC), Conciliation Resources, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers. The Platform also relies on an extensive network of global expert CSOs.

The Platform accomplishes these goals through two main avenues:

  1. holding dialogues on prevention between CSO and UN actors and
  2. building partnerships between local civil society and Peace and Development Advisors (PDAs). 

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