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). It is meant to provide a combination of strategic advice and operational guidance, as well as to unite existing tools and guidance under a single framework.
The Guidance Note presents a framework to understand the relationship between land, conflict and international action at different stages of conflict and includes broad strategies to guide international support at different stages of the conflict cycle.
- UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action