THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONFLICT INTRODUCTION PAGE
The goal is to end current wars and prevent future wars. Coming out of World War II, the global consensus was that World War III must be prevented, that the causes of war must be addressed to avoid the societal slide that leads to inevitable conflict among nations.
For this purpose, the United Nations was created. With the mission of establishing Peace and Stability, a focus on human rights, and a respect for the dignity of all people, the UN addresses the conditions that cause communities to breakdown and institutions to fail.
However, while World War III has not occurred, we have proven ourselves to be a world at war seemingly without end. What steps need to be taken now that will end the violence in places such as Syria, Congo, Myanmar, Yemen, Mexico, and elsewhere? What role do each of us have in bringing peace to all places everywhere?
United Nations | 2019
United Nations Conflict Prevention and Preventive Diplomacy in Action
UN Department of Political Affairs
Preventive Priorities Survey 2019
CFR Council on Foreign Relations
The New Humanitarian | 2019
Why is the world at war?
Jason Burke | The Guardian | 3 Mar 2018
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2019
Robert Malley | International Crisis Group | 28 December 2018
Why do human beings keep fighting wars?
Steve Taylor | The Guardian | 5 Aug 2014
The Causes of War and Those of Peace
Craig Biddle | the objective standard | October 2nd 2014