Tag Archives: Sustainable Development & Security

FFP Annual Report to the Voluntary Principles Plenary 2014

Report for the Calendar Year 2013 A founding member of the Voluntary Principles, FFP is strongly committed to continuing its support of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPs). We publicly endorse the VPs on our website and undertake efforts to raise public awareness of their existence as well as to support information […]

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2013

BY J.J. MESSNER* The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and confidentiality.

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Human Rights Training for Security Forces in the Extractive Industry

A Unique Partnership Between an Oil Company, a Peacebuilding NGO and the Cameroonian Military BY J.J. MESSNER   Cet article est aussi disponible en français A comic book may not seem like an obvious method of training military forces on human rights, but that is exactly what the Fund for Peace (FFP) has used for […]

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Greater Site and Community Security through Partnerships

BY KRISTA HENDRY The Fund for Peace Commentary This paper examines issues related to ensuring greater site and community security through collaborative efforts, focusing on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). It provides background on the VPs for those less aware of the initiative. It then discusses company and non-governmental organizations developing […]

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Security Sector Reform and the Private Sector: Bringing New Voices and Skills into the VPs

BY KRISTA HENDRY The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) were developed to address the issue of oil, gas and mining companies’ association with human rights abuses in relation to the provision of security. This was – and continues to be – particularly true when these companies are operating in remote, less governed […]

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No State is an Island: The Importance of a Multisectoral Approach

BY KRISTA HENDRY In the 2013 Failed States Index (FSI), we call attention to the linkages between the underlying causes of state fragility. Essentially, no state is an island, and pressures in one state, no matter how seemingly isolated, often lead to wider destabilization. The pressures that can underlay and lead to conflict are normally […]

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2012

BY J.J. MESSNER, TIERNEY ANDERSON, ERIN CRANDELL, NATALIE WHITE The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere […]

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Responsible Investment in the New Libya

BY J.J. MESSNER Libya is currently undergoing a period of reconstruction after having endured a months-long civil war that brought to an end over four decades of dictatorial rule by Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi. As the country stabilizes and rebuilds, there will be significant interest in new and renewed investment in the country. It will be […]

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Roundtable on Conflict-Free Gold

BY SONIA HAUSEN On the 7th of September 2011, members of civil society, government, and the private sector convened in New York City to discuss the World Gold Council’s (WGC) draft Conflict-Free Gold Standards. The day-long Roundtable was facilitated by the independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization, The Fund for Peace. WGC, the initiator of the […]

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National-Level Implementation Guidance Note for the Voluntary Principles

BY KRISTA HENDRY AND DIANA KLEIN While the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights have grown over the past ten years to include 7 governments, 18 companies, and 9 NGOs, there has been too little focus on national-level implementation within the countries that have challenges related to security and human rights. At the same […]

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US social disintegration? A new article in @derspiegel by @Oehmke offers a European perspective & draws on FFP’s Fragile State Index to reflect on social cohesion trends: #US #uspolitics #fragilestate #socialcohesion #SystemicRacism @NBCSNL @ChappeIIeShow

Where Did America Go Wrong? - Opinion - DER SPIEGEL - International

Despite Donald Trump's defeat, the United States still appears to be in a state of moral decay. A DER SPIEGEL correspondent reflects on his five years...

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FFP’s Fragile State Index is referenced in article by Good Governance Africa to account for recent governance trends in Uganda and shed light on the country’s future: @GGA_org #Africa #Uganda #governance #fragility #stability #Musevini #democracy #BobiWine

Reading between the lines of #UgandanLivesMatter and the effects of poor governance - GGA

Media Release:  Our continent has had its share of despots in the post-colonial era. There was a time when it looked like they were on their way out....

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