In a time of increasing global conflict, effective preventive diplomacy is becoming ever-more important. To aid this effort, this project is conducting a systematic and rigorous analysis of six cases in which the UN was involved in working to prevent violent conflict.
The analyses will be conducted by building on and adapting a DPA-developed assessment methodology and will focus on identifying best practices and lessons learned.
The main outputs will include:
It is expected that this project will increase the UN’s understanding of how early diplomatic action can work to prevent conflict; produce a sound, user-friendly framework to assess the success of preventive diplomacy; provide a basis for more-effective preventive diplomacy; and contribute to improved planning of preventive diplomacy interventions.