Peacebuilding in Italy

October 2020 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), which recognised the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls and the critical role that women continue to play in peace negotiations and reconstruction efforts....

As violent conflict and instability have grown around the world and in the Mediterranean neighbourhood in particular, Italy has been thrust in a difficult position: affected by those crises in more direct ways than other European countries, it felt unprecedented pressure to actively engage as an international peace-broker. However, without official peacebuilding policies or consolidated...

It wasn’t too long ago that different authors and reports showed data suggesting that a significant decline of violence was taking place across the world: the number of wars was decreasing and, at the same time, investments in conflict prevention and peacebuilding were growing....