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What Lessons Have We Learned in Our Attempts to Make Atrocity Prevention Effective?

Which measures are most likely to reduce the risk of atrocity crimes? At the end of March, the Stanley Foundation’s 49th annual UN Issues Conference convened researchers and experts to review the results of the first phase of the Atrocity Prevention Research Project, a collaboration between the United Nations and Columbia University. The project seeks to build evidence of which measures are most likely to reduce the risk of atrocity crimes.

The foundation also co-organized a conference, “Making Atrocity Prevention Effective,” at Columbia University, which shared some of the initial lessons learned in the Atrocity Prevention Research Project. (UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina)



Third Convening in Land Use Dialogues Series Focuses on Forests

With reforested areas of the Panama Canal zone as a backdrop, the Stanley Foundation's latest event in the Land Use Dialogues series focused on the role of forests in pursuit of the 1.5° C goal of the Paris Agreement. Discussions at the Panama event led to several policy recommendations that will be captured in a forthcoming document. (Photo by Tito Herrera)

How Do We Sustain Peace Long Term?

Speakers at the late March conference “Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators”at the International Peace Institute in New York talked about what works in societies to build and sustain peace and the factors that create resilience.

In doing so, they drew on two case studies, Colombia and the Gambia, and discussed research on the elements that reinforce positive peace. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Symposium Focuses on How to Balance Conflict Reporting with Coverage of Peace and Resilience

Panelists at the day-long War Stories Peace Stories symposium in New York in April explored the role the media plays in shaping perceptions of conflicts around the world and how reporting interacts with building and sustaining peace. The audience considered new approaches to covering violent conflict and peace efforts and heard reflections that suggested a narrative shift to include more stories about women, local voices, nonviolent conflict resolution, resilience, and solutions could positively impact prospects for peace.



CAYTE CONNELL is an operations specialist with the Stanley Foundation, where she manages logistics for programming activities. Connell previously worked in the arts and culture sector, serving as a meeting planner and managing special projects for nonprofit organizations, including a dance festival and a symphony orchestra.

She also has extensive experience in different areas of development and fund-raising, specifically prospect research and event management.  

What Role Will Agriculture Play in Limiting Global Temperature Increase?

As the international climate community attempts to align policy with the 1.5° C goal, how will the agriculture sector contribute? This question was addressed during an event last year at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, and this policy dialogue brief encapsulates that discussion. More.

How Can We Limit Warming to 1.5° C and Not Perpetuate Social Injustices?

Limiting global warming to 1.5° C requires transitions that have the potential to disrupt the livelihoods of workers and communities centered on high-carbon economies. This brief provides recommendations for developing an international policy agenda on the concept of just transition. More.

Learn About the Circular Economy Pathway for Pursuing 1.5° C

More than two-thirds of emissions come from the extraction of resources that are used only once. In circular economy models, however, materials are reused, which can deliver huge reductions in emissions. This brief details the circular economy pathway and how it could help achieve the Paris Agreement goal. More.

Workshop Examines Regional Responses to Crisis in Venezuela

The Stanley Foundation's second meeting about the crisis in Venezuela examined the conditions faced by individuals leaving their homes as well as regional responses to increased migration. Participants focused on drawing lessons from various national approaches to better safeguard human rights as a precondition to avoiding increases in violence and discrimination. This feedback was captured in a memo (available in English and Español). Download memo in English, in Spanish.

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