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Report of the UN Secretary-General: Progress Report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict, 2006

Published July 18, 2006

The UN Secretary-General released this report on the prevention of armed conflict on July 18, 2006. The summary states, “The report concludes with a number of important recommendations. These include suggestions for addressing systemic sources of tension and strengthening global norms and institutions for peace. Proposals for actions at the country level seek to reduce specific risk factors and are aimed at enhancing national infrastructures of peace. Additional recommendations focus on the importance of all relevant players acting in concert. Finally, the report offers some recommendations on how to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations to fulfil its mandate in the area of conflict prevention.”