n Conflict Trends - Some reflections on the role of civil society in conflict prevention : peace and security

Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


various conferences and respected personalities have proclaimed a need to strengthen the relationship between the United Nations and civil society, particularly nongovernmental organisations. To this end, a number of conferences have been held to establish organs, which accommodate non-governmental organisations in bodies such as the United Nations (UN). The intention is to widen the decision-making platform and acknowledge the significance of these organisations in contributing to human security and peace in the world. In Africa, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a fundamental role in providing humanitarian assistance and conflict management measures for people caught in war and humanitarian crises.

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