Conflict Prevention
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Conflict Prevention

Measures to avert violent conflict and put in place the means to resolve future disputes non-violently. Strategies for prevention fall into two  categories: operational prevention, which refers to measures applicable in the face of immediate crisis, and structural prevention, which consists of longer term measures to ensure that crises do not arise in the first place or, if they do, that they do not recur. These activities are  generally conducted under Chapter VI of the UN Charter, and include preventative deployments of forces, fact-finding missions, consultations, warnings, inspections and monitoring. 

Conflict Prevention

A peace operation employing complementary diplomatic, civil, and, when necessary, military means, to monitor and identify the causes of conflict, and take timely action to prevent the occurrence, escalation, or resumption of hostilities.

Conflict Prevention

Actions, policies, procedures or institutions utilized in vulnerable places and times to keep states or groups from threatening or using armed force and related forms of coercion to settle disputes. Also refers to actions taken after a violent conflict to avoid recurrence.

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Conflict Prevention has been defined 3 different ways in documents like Glossary of Humanitarian Terms, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, A Glossary on Violent Conflict.

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