This report draws upon the series of programs hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the subject of UN reform over the past few years.
In this second dispatch on reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Anita Sharma, Deputy Director of the Conflict Prevention Project, comments on thebombing of the UN Headquarters and the reality that humanitarian workers are nolonger immune to attack. On a leave of absence from the Center, Sharma has been working in Iraq for the past five months with the International Organization for Migration. Due to thedeteriorating security situation, she and many other humanitarian aid workers have temporarily relocated in Amman, Jordan.
With the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity is launching a new initiative building on our Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States.
This occasional paper is the fourth in a series titled, "What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States." This fourth occasional paper is based on a public forum that took place on, Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Wilson Center, entitled, "Religious Responses to Conflict: Lessons Learned and Practical Strategies for Peacebuilding." Michael Lund, consulting program manager to the Leadership Project and senior specialist for conflict and peacebuilding at Management Systems International Inc. (MSI) moderated the session. The publication was compiled and edited by Mathias Kjaer and Sarah Cussen of the Leadership Project.