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April 26, 2022

Sustaining peace and sustained headwinds

The UN’s climate, peace and security agenda in a difficult environment
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A Somali woman holds a malnourished child, waiting for medical assistance from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an active regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations.
A Somali woman holds a malnourished child, waiting for medical assistance from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an active regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations.
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As climate-related security threats are emerging more frequently and intensely, the United Nations (UN) has begun to include climate considerations in its peace and security work. This developing agenda is currently confronted with multiple challenges: First, due to the topic’s relatively recent emergence, there is an ongoing search for an institutional anchoring point within the organization. Second, robust financing remains an unmet need considering the simultaneity of global crises.

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This text was first published by FriEnt on April 26, 2022

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