With some 50 million people forcibly displaced in 2013, and increasingly protracted conditions of conflict and displacement, peacebuilding continues to play a significant role in work to address root causes and impacts of conflict and violence at the field level. For organizations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), for instance, sustainably resolving displacement is a prerequisite to, and a core hallmark of, sustainable peace. In fact, sustainably resolving displacement and achieving durable peace are mutually dependent. As such, the current levels of protracted displacement do not bode well for the current state of peacebuilding.

Whitepaper Series No.19 - Operational Field Perspectives on Peacebuilding - Louis Hoffmann

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