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Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
International Partnerships to Build Peace
  

International Partnerships to Build Peace

Diplomacy Objective To work with our many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people - and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.

The United States and our international partners share a commitment to preventing state failure and resolving violent conflict.  Key to increasing the collective impact of stabilization and reconstruction operations is improving how we each plan and organize our skills and resources to ensure unity of effort.  Through offices like S/CRS, we promote whole of government national responses that can better plug in to multilateral operations.  The U.S. strongly supports international efforts to foster cooperation and interoperability to transform conflict and build peace.

Supporting the President's Agenda:  The December 2005 Presidential Directive for management of reconstruction and stabilization activities instructs the U.S. Government to work with other countries and organizations, to anticipate state failure, avoid it when possible, and respond quickly and effectively when necessary and appropriate to promote peace, security, development, democratic practices, market economies, and the rule of law.

Resources

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Best Practices Unit: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/lessons/ 
UN Development Program Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Recovery (UNDP - BCPR): http://www.undp.org/bcpr/

EUROPEAN UNION
C
onflict Prevention and Civilian Crisis Management: http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/cfsp/cpcm/cm.htm
European Security Defense Policy (ESDP): http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/cfsp/esdp/index.htm

NATO
http://www.nato.int/issues/crisis_management/bodies.htm

UNITED KINGDOM
Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Conflict Issues Group: http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029393906
The Stabilisation Unit: http://www.stabilisationunit.gov.uk/

CANADA
Department for Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START): http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/cip-pic/ips/ips-diplomacy6-en.asp
CANADEM - Canada's Civilian Reserve: http://www.canadem.ca/

AUSTRALIA
Australian National Police International Deployment Group: http://www.afp.gov.au/international/IDG

FINLAND
Ministry of Interior - Civilian Crisis Management: http://www.intermin.fi/en

GERMANY
ZIF - Center for International Peace Operations: http://www.zif-berlin.org/
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - Division for Peacebuilding and Crisis Prevention: http://www.bmz.de/en/issues/Peacebuilding/index.html and http://www.bmz.de/en/issues/Peacebuilding/engagement/strategien/kriesenpraevention.html

 

  
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