The November 2012 Prevention Newsletter features a spotlight on the Network of Iraqi Facilitators (NIF) in Ninewa, Iraq: A team of three conflict resolution professionals from the NIF took the initiative to bring sectarian leaders to the table to negotiate a peaceful end to the cycle of violence plaguing Ninewa.

In this Issue

  • SPOTLIGHT on the Network of Iraqi Facilitators (NIF) in Ninewa, Iraq: A team of three conflict resolution professionals from the NIF took the initiative to bring sectarian leaders to the table to negotiate a peaceful end to the cycle of violence plaguing Ninewa.
  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • U.S.-Pakistan Relations
    • Israel-Pakistan at UNGA
    • Constitution Building in Tunisia
    • Conflict Prevention through Regional Integration
    • Reconciliation in Cote d'Ivoire

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