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nternational lert is an independent peacebuilding organisation tat as worked or oer 20 earsto la te oundations or lasting peace and securit in communities aected b iolent conict. urmultiaceted approac ocuses bot in and across arious regions; aiming to sape policies andpractices tat aect peacebuilding; and elping build skills and capacit troug training.ur eld work is based in rica, out sia, te out Caucasus, Latin merica, Lebanon and teilippines. ur tematic projects work at local, regional and international leels, ocusing on cross-cutting issues critical to building sustainable peace. ese include business and econom, gender,goernance, aid, securit and justice. We are one o te world’s leading peacebuilding Gs wit moretan 125 sta based in London and our 13 eld oces. o learn more, isit www.international-alert.org.is researc is unded b te uropean nion. ts contents are te sole responsibilit o nternationallert and can in no wa be regarded as reecting te point o iew o te uropean nion
seeks to be a ke reerence worldwide or all inormation related to our tree core temes oresearc: arms trade, te exploitation o natural resources and corporate social responsibilit inub-aaran rica. n order to enance our reputation as a necessar and independent source oinormation, we aim at two objecties: to expand our unique eld expertise wic distinguises us romoter researc institutes; to obsere te igest qualit standards or te output o our researc. indeed wants to transorm its eld expertise into training actiities, briengs, dossiers and reports tatexcel in objectiit, soundness, clarit and useulness. s a pluralistic and impartial G we put our extensie network and expertise to te serice oorganisations and indiiduals o all ideological and religious persuasions, proided te are committedto peace, uman rigts and deelopment in te out. at wa we proide te inormational componentnecessar or all actions aimed at peace and deelopment. ur sources in rican countries stretcrom te grassroots leel to te elites, wic guarantees te balanced perspectie on te out tat wewis to cone.
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