ACCORD co-hosts Africa-Wide Dialogue for United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

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Concrete steps must be taken to strengthen the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) ability to help countries emerging from conflict, with the aim of not only maintaining peace but promoting economic recovery and sustainable development. President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone made this call at the closing of the high-level two-day seminar in Durban recently.

AU Chair Dr Jean Ping opens new ACCORD Offices

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Jean Ping, officially opened a new wing of ACCORD offices on Friday 30 April 2010. Dr Ping was visiting Durban as the Keynote speaker at the Africa-Dialogue review of the UN Peace building Commission hosted by ACCORD. He later addressed the gala ceremony to honor Sierra Leone with the 2010 Africa Peace Award.

Image gallery from UN ToT

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View a selection of pictures from the recent ACCORD training for civilian peacekeepers: the Train-the-Trainer course in conflict management for UN peacekeeping missions with a civil affairs component. The event took place from 15-19 March 2010, in Durban.

ACCORD awards 2010 Africa Peace Award to the Nation of Sierra Leone

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The 2010 Africa Peace Award will be presented to Sierra Leone in Durban, South Africa on the 30th of April at a gala awards ceremony hosted by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). President Ernest Bai Koroma will receive the award on behalf of his country at the prestigious event, which will be attended by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.

ACCORD hosts project management and joint steering committee meetings for its African Union Mediation Support Project

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The ACCORD Peacemaking Unit hosted project management and joint steering committee meetings for its African Union (AU) Mediation Support Project, in Durban on 26 and 30 March 2010 respectively.

Present at the meetings were representatives from the African Union Conflict Management Division (AU CMD), the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), and ACCORD. Representatives of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who fund the AU Mediation Support Project, attended the joint steering committee meeting.