Politics, Institutions, Partnerships and Coherence
Addressing the peace, security and development needs of countries and communities affected by or emerging from conflict is amongst the most complex challenges facing Africa. It requires inclusive politics and policies, sustained funding and engagement, and comprehensive, coherent and integrated approaches that bring together a wide array of local, national, regional and international actors, pulling together in the pursuit of collective outcomes. For this to be achieved, Africa’s – and the international community - toolbox of conflict prevention, management and resolution must undergo a process of adaptation, transformation and reform. This session will examine concrete recommendations to capitalize on the ongoing reform efforts at both the UN and AU, and other institutions, to advance the primacy of politics, people-centered approaches, and the integration and coherence of national, regional and international efforts across the “peace-development continuum”, and to further enhance the UN-AU strategic and operational partnership.