Land, Natural Resources and Conflict Prevention: From Curse to Opportunity
An EU-UN Partnership

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Mediation

Guide de médiation foncièreL: Basé sur l’Expérience de l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo

Photo: UNEP

Key Regional and International Engagement

The International Conference of the Great Lakes Region
African Mining Vision
OECD: Conflict and Fragility
The World Bank: Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Book Series on Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by Päivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad.
Foreword by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
30 case studies.
Published in November 2011.

Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by David Jensen and Steve Lonergan.
Foreword by Dr. Klaus Topfer
22 case studies.
Published in October 2012.

Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by Jon Unruh and Rhodri Williams.
Foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs
21 case studies.
Published in April 2013.

Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by Jessica Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama, and Erika Weinthal.
Foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev
19 case studies.
Target launch date: Q4 2013.

Livelihoods and Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by Helen Young and Lisa Goldman
Foreword by Jan Egeland
19 case studies
Target launch date: Q4 2013

Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Edited by Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, and Sandy Nichols.
38 case studies, Earthscan, Launch date: Q1 2014


For more information on this book series see: www.environmentalpeacebuilding.org

Policy Series on Natural Resources and Environment

From Conflict to Peacebuilding - the Role of Natural Resources and the Environment- February 2009
Protecting the Environment During Armed Conflict: An Inventory and Analysis of International Law- November 2009
Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations- March 2012

Conflict Prevention

UNDP and conflict prevention
Issues brief: infrastructure for peace
Fast facts on conflict prevention
An Architecture for Peacebuilding at the Local Level - a comparative study of peace committees Summary - Full Report

National Sustainable Development in Post Conflict Countries

Guidance Notes on National Sustainable Development Strategies in Post-Conflict Countries

National Sustainable Development Strategies in Post-Conflict Countries Training Manual

International Standards and Principles

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment. They were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012. Since then implementation has been encouraged by G20, Rio+ 20, United Nations General Assembly and Francophone Assembly of Parliamentarians.

Land tenure- Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

The technical guide provides detailed material to support implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines by providing guidance in relation to the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality in tenure governance. The guide focuses on equity and on how land tenure can be governed in ways that address the different needs and priorities of women and men and particularly focuses on the mainstreaming of gender issues to achieve more gender-equitable participation in the processes and institutions that underlie all decision-making about land.

IFC Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement
IFC Guidance Note 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement

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Other Key Documents

Africa Progress Report 2013, Equity in Extractives

Paul Collier, Small Country and Big Resources, (Paper prepared for the g7+ high level ministerial retreat)

Natural Riches? Perspectives on Responsible Natural Resource Management in Conflict-affected Countries: World Economic Forum

TED talks

Natural resources and peacebuilding: Is the United Nations united?