Conflict has changed, and this needs to be reflected in the future development agenda

Written by Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary General of the UNDP:

“Ever since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, the global community has focused on addressing the challenges of inter-state conflicts.

But in 2013, the face of conflict is changing. Today armed conflicts that cause 1,000 or more deaths per year have declined dramatically. More than 526,000 people still die violently every year, but the majority of conflict deaths occur during internal clashes, as opposed to during wars between states.

New forms of violent conflict have emerged to take the place of traditional wars. […]”

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