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Latest Blogs: Examining Maritime Security, Women’s Engagement, and State Leadership Change


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African Actors Leading the Way

Southern African regions are increasingly shaping global norms around security. A recent blog series by OEF Research explores these. 

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Why Include Women in Peace and Security? Because it’s Effective


There has been a growing call for the need for women’s participation in all aspects of society- yet often this call focuses only on the gaps that currently exist- rather than on the impact of involving women.

2018 International Day of the Seafarer
Resilient by Nature: Addressing Seafarer Behavioral Health

Ninety percent of the world’s goods are transported across the oceans by 1.5 million seafarers. It’s a tough and dangerous job. Isolation, stress, and accidents are some of the hardships that come with the profession.

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Helping Back Home: The Power of Remittances and Diaspora Investments

The global diaspora makes a significant contribution to their families back home. The funds they send strengthen communities and can even rebuild countries that are emerging from war.

A Global Catch: Working Together to End Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing is an issue global in scale, requring regional and international cooperation to address it.

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The Thin Blue Line: Keeping the Peace in Mali and Around the World

In 2017, 129 UN peacekeepers were killed in the line of duty. Almost a quarter of those casualties were serving the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). On May 29th, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to that country to honor the... more

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Advancing a Culture of Peace Together

The UN’s Day of Living Together in Peace calls for everyone to consider how we can build inclusive, accountable, and peaceful societies. The UN believes that peace is not the absence of conflict but a positive activity. It requires all of us to dedicate ourselves to save succeeding generations... more