Pursuing Peace Together: Make a Meaningful Gift This #GivingTuesday
Last month I shared how your support enables our work in Afghanistan, Syria, the Central African Republic and Colombia. This #GivingTuesday – as we welcome significant steps toward peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and via the Iran nuclear accord – I want to thank you for standing with us in our collective efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Your involvement keeps us on the frontlines.
Overcoming Violence in Mexico
As drug-related violence continues to claim thousands of lives, we are calling on the Peña Nieto administration to enact reforms and seize the opportunity for Mexico to serve as a model for other countries grappling with a similar cycle of violence.
“Without significant institutional reforms, efforts to combat violence will be useless; on the other hand, with reforms coupled with programs aimed at the poor, there is hope to end this devastating problem”. Javier Ciurlizza in Proceso.
Easing Conflict in the North Caucasus
With the approach of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Moscow wants quick solutions for Europe’s worst armed conflict. We are pressing authorities to end repressive counter-insurgency tactics that risk exacerbating religious and ethnic disputes and focus on addressing the root causes of this deadly violence.
“Facilitating the North Caucasus’s integration with the rest of Russia, is essential for the country’s security, healthy ethnic relations and stability”. Ekaterina Sokirianskaia in The Challenges of Integration.
Building Stability in Mali
Following the French military intervention, we continue to draw attention to the need to restore the north of the country to government control and for a rapid and meaningful dialogue by all national and international interlocutors.
“Indeed, this war is not won and Mali’s challenges remain legion. Failing to address them systematically… will pose dangers not just for Mali’s stability but for the stability of the entire Sahel”. Jean-Hervé Jezequel in our African Peace Building Agenda blog.
Thanks to you we are able to shed light and provide new thinking on these conflicts, whether they are headline news or largely forgotten by the wider world. This #GivingTuesday we invite you to consider making a gift to support our mission to prevent conflict and end wars. Together we are making a difference.
President & CEO
International Crisis Group
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