Toolkit and Guidance for Preventing and Managing Land and Natural Resources Conflict –Extractive Industries and Conflict

2012. Author: EU-UN Partnership

This Guidance Note focuses on the role of natural resources in triggering, escalating or sustaining violent conflict. Its aim is to provide practical guidance on the role that the UN and EU can play in early warning and assessment, structural conflict prevention (long-term measures) and direct conflict prevention (short-term measures). Extractive industries present particular challenges for both fragile states and developing nations; the exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, including oil, gas, minerals and timber has often been cited as a key factor in triggering, escalating or sustaining violent conflicts around the globe.

  • Conflict Prevention
  • Guidance/Handbooks/Training

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