Policy and Research Papers

Disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts: an agenda for action

There is substantial experience and an extensive literature on humanitarian responses to disasters in conditions of conflict. But little attention has been paid to adapting disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, programmes and strategies to such contexts. The prevention of disasters and of conflict have largely been treated separately, governed by different frameworks, managed by different institutions and theorised and conceptualised in very different ways. Disaster policy and practice has thus far failed to make adequate links with conflict vulnerabilities or the practice of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and in policy spaces disaster risk management is often portrayed as an apolitical endeavour.

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White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr

The 2016 White Paper: Strategic Review and Way Ahead on Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr is the key German policy document on security policy. It is a strategic review of the current state and future course of German security policy. It is thus the principal guideline for the security policy decisions and measures of our country. It establishes a framework in terms of concepts and content and provides starting points for strengthening the whole of government approach and developing further ministerial strategies.

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German Interministerial Strategy to Support “Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation (Transitional Justice)” in the Context of Preventing Crises, Resolving Conflicts and Building Peace

 This strategy should strengthen Germany’s engagement in transitional justice and position it on a clearer conceptual foundation. In particular, the aim is to help ministries act more coherently and in a more coordinated manner, to use synergies between different policy areas and to create closer links between relevant stakeholders. Action in the field of transitional justice also always includes the equally important field of reconciliation.

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Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany for promoting the rule of law in the fields of crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding

The Federal Government’s strategy for promoting the rule of law aims to improve Germany’s engagement to promote the rule of law in fragile contexts in order to improve crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The main aim is to promote greater coherence and harmony between the respective ministries’ conceptual understanding and action, and to harness synergies between different policy areas.

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The Federal Government of Germany - Interministerial Strategy to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR)

The Federal Government of Germany's SSR Strategy Interministerial Strategy  to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR). 

First, it describes interministerial objectives and principles of action, thereby creating a framework for improving coherence among ministries in the planning and implementation of SSR measures. Second, the strategy defines concrete interministerial measures to achieve these goals.

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