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  • Financial Access Overview
    transfers between diaspora populations and their families are threatened by the international banking system s growing unwillingness to provide these services The U S government has said that banks should not de risk but that policy has not been translated into concrete action or regulatory standards that remove current disincentives for banks to provide services to international NGOs INGOs As a result money will be taken out of transparent regulated

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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    Home page Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs

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  • Peacebuilding Overview | Charity & Security Network
    Peacebuilding printable handout Examples Impacts of the Material Support Prohibition on Peacebuilding printable handout Letters signed by over 40 foreign policy and peacebuilding experts May 2011 and faith leaders Nov 2012 to the Secretary of State asking to exempt peacebuilding activities from the prohibition on material support of terrorisim UN Guidance for Effective Mediation USIP Peacebuilding Toolkit for Charities Headlines Opinion 2012 2013 Former Government Officials Foreign Policy Experts Call on Secretary Kerry to Remove Barriers to Peacebuilding Bill Calls for Creating Department of Peacebuilding Exempt Peacebuilding Activities from Material Support Law Faith leaders to Sec Clinton UN Guidance for Effective Mediation Praised by Peacebuilders Coalition Says Include Peacebuilding in the Development Discussion UN Calls for More Mediation Inclusion to Resolve Armed Conflicts The Rebel the Queen and Track II Diplomacy Benefits of Track II Diplomacy Recognized by UN General Assembly 2010 2011 Secretary Clinton Asked to Exempt Conflict Resolution and Other Peacebuilding Activities from the Material Support Ba n U S Should Heed UN Call for Mediation Strategy in Armed Conflicts Why Talking Peace is Essential and Why it is Threatened by Bill Richardson Melanie Greenberg and Derek Brown Supreme Court s Humanitarian Law Project Ruiling Fails the Common Sense Test Supreme Court Upholds Ban to Peaceful Conflict Resolution Support to Terrorists Nonprofit and Legal Experts Respond to Humanitarian Law Project Ruilin g Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument for HLP Case Reports Handbook Explores Different Approaches to Peacebuilding Study Finds Terrorist Listing Inhibits Peace Programs ACCORD Handbook Explores Different Approaches to Peacebuilding Book Integrate Peacebuilding Throughout Society USIP Track II Diplomacy Laying the Groundwork for Peace USIP Laying the Groundwork for Disarmament Demobilization Berghof Terrorist Lists Impede Peace Process Berghof EU Counterterrism Measures Impede Peacebuilding 3P Building Better Relationships for Peacebuilding Between Government and Civil Society USIP Mediating

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  • Peacebuilding in Practice | Charity & Security Network
    are producing powerful outcomes in Columbia In his interview with Melanie Greenberg the current President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding Chic shares his first hand experience of seeing how the Columbian government has used DDR to help individuals to leave rebel movements lay down arms and become reintroduced into society Additional Resources UN Website on DDR Exhaust The Limits The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder By Chic Dambach Alliance for Peacebuilding Interview on DDR in Columbia with Chic Dambach Moderated by Melanie Greenberg Approx 14 minutes Interview with Chic Dambach Moderated by Melanie Greenberg Approx 15 minutes Peacebuilding Expert Chic Dambach Melanie Greenberg President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding interviews Chic Dambach a career peacebuilder and former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding Chic discusses how he got started in peacebuilding from his days in the Peace Corps to his instrumental role in bringing peace during the Ethiopia and Eritrea border war Chic also talks about the creation of the term peacebuilding and the importance of groups working together toward a common goal of peace Additional Resources Chic s Website Exhaust The Limits The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder By Chic Dambach Alliance for Peacebuilding Interfaith Peacebuilding This interview conducted by Rick Love Executive Director of Peace Catalyst International highlights the value of religion and peacemaking Interviewees Adam Estle Executive Director of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding and his long time friend Usama Shami discuss the unusual circumstances that brought their respective church and mosque together in Phoenix AZ and how they believe that understanding between religions is vital to peace around the world Adam and Usama go on to argue that the interpersonal relationships that are fostered by peacebuilding are vital in bringing peace to the Middle East Additional Resources Peace

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  • Former Government Officials, Foreign Policy Experts, Call on Secretary Kerry to Remove Barriers to Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    on peacebuilding activities that are conducted with listed terrorist organizations In its June 21 2010 decision in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project a divided U S Supreme Court upheld a federal statute that prohibits many forms of speech based engagement with listed terrorist organizations Even training programs in conflict mediation aimed at getting terrorists to lay down arms could result in criminal prosecution This means that the kinds of peace processes that led to the Oslo and the Good Friday Accords are unavailable to today s peacebuilders Pursuing peaceful resolutions to violent conflict should be encouraged not criminalized said Kay Guinane Director of the Charity Security Network This does not have to be the case When Congress passed the law barring material support to terrorists it also gave the Secretary of State authority to waive some prohibitions in the law to permit specific types of non tangible technical assistance and services such as peacebuilding activities carried out by civil society groups Melanie Greenberg President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding said Secretary Kerry can open the door for professional peacebuilders to help to end armed conflicts and suffering around the world This work is needed now more than ever as we move to end wars and take a more comprehensive approach to addressing the scourge of terrorism and make the U S safer This renews a request made to former Sec of State Hillary Clinton by faith based leaders and former diplomats peacebuilders and foreign policy experts to reconcile peacebuilding with national security policy but not completed before she left office Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation

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  • Bill Calls for Creating Department of Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    peacebuilding encompasses both activities that target the root causes of violence and broad measures used to prevent violent conflict and create sustainable peace Co sponsors of HR 808 The Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 include Reps Robert Andrews D NJ Yvette Clarke D NY John Conyers Jr D MI Janice Hahn D CA James McGover D MA Chellie Pingree D ME and Jared Polis D CO The bill is similar to the legislation introduced by the former Rep Dennis Kucinich in 2011 Working across agencies the Secretary of Peacebuilding would sponsor conflict prevention and dispute resolution initiatives facilitate peace summits between conflicting parties encourage community policing and support efforts by local community and religious groups stated the press release Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February

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  • UN Guidance for Effective Mediation Praised by Peacebuilders | Charity & Security Network
    positions interests and coherence of the parties the needs of the broader society as well as the regional and international environments the Guidance says Among the key mediation fundamentals it mentions are Impartiality if a mediation process is perceived to be biased this can undermine meaningful progress to resolve the conflict Inclusivity An inclusive process is more likely to identify and address the root causes of conflict and ensure that the needs of the affected sectors of the population are addressed Inclusivity also increases the legitimacy and national ownership of the peace agreement improving the chances of successful implementation International law and Normative Frameworks Mediators conduct their work within the framework constituted by the rules of international law Consistency with international law and norms contributes to reinforcing the legitimacy of a process and the durability of a peace agreement Conciliation Resources CR a London based organization working to improve peacebuilding policy welcomed the Guidance s willingness to utilize forward thinking and innovative approaches to mediation In a short report released alongside the Guidance CR calls for reevaluating the limitations placed on mediators by the United States and the UN by prohibiting talking to formally listed terrorist groups The act of putting an armed group on a list of designated terrorist organizations CR warns can have the unintended consequence of inhibiting engagement in mediation and peace processes It goes on to say The UN system has started to acknowledge this evidenced for example by the recent splitting of the Taliban and Al Qaeda lists in an attempt to create more space for dialogue in Afghanistan However the situations in Somalia the Middle East and elsewhere illustrate how formal and informal limitations restrict the space for the UN and other actors to engage with proscribed groups In order to build on the

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