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What does new momentum for UN peace and security really mean?
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Politics and Society What does new momentum for UN peace and security really mean?

A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security, Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee used this definition to describe challenges faced by UN engagements in peace operations and peacebuilding.

Missing the boat? The cost of postponing the Lomé maritime summit
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Politics and Society Missing the boat? The cost of postponing the Lomé maritime summit

Just two weeks before Africa’s maritime decision makers were due to meet in early November in Lomé, Togo for a summit on security, safety and development, the Togolese government announced that the meeting was cancelled. No new dates were given, and the official explanation was the lack of infrastructure to host proceedings and lodge participants.