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Prevent & resolve conflict

UN peacekeeper keeps watch. © MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty ImagesIt’s our goal to prevent and resolve conflict. We believe the international community can react more quickly and effectively to emerging conflicts and better support post-conflict peacekeeping and stabilisation.

Our staff are working around the world to tackle the causes of conflict by promoting and developing human rights, democracy and good governance.

Take a look at our latest case studies on Rebuilding lives in Musa Qala – Afghanistan and promoting human rights in Guatemala to see what we're doing on the ground to prevent and resolve conflict.

How do we prevent and resolve conflict?

Human Rights Report 2007

2007 FCO Human Rights Report front coverThe annual report provides an overview of the main challenges to human rights around the world and explains our activities and policies to address those challenges.

It covers the period from late Aug 2006 - 31 Dec 2007.

Download the full FCO Human Rights Report [216 pages]

Rebuilding lives in Afghanistan

Reconstruction work in AfghanistanThe FCO-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is working in Helmand Province to rebuild schools, clinics and government buildings.

Despite the fragile security situation, the team are repairing the damage caused by the fighting.

Read more about this work... 

Starting at birth in Guatemala

kids in GuatemalaThe UK is doing its bit in Guatemala by encouraging parents to register their children at birth.

Read more about this work... 

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