This Week in the World of Conflict… February 6th-13th, 2012.

  • The UN conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) secretary-general published a report on Tuesday that called for fundamental reform of the global financial system that would be of benefit to the global poor. The report will act as the theme for the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha, Qatar in April.
  • An Online Dispute Resolution Conference is set to be held from June 27th to 29th, 2012 in Prague.
  • The United States Institute of Peace’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding has launched two new courses on nuclear non-proliferation. One is on Iran and Pakistan’s Nuclear Proliferation Challenges and the other is on China’s Nuclear Posture, North Korea’s Nuclear Challenge and US National Security.
  • The Atlantic ran an article about rape in war and how to stop it, based upon a new project by activist Gloria Steinem.
  • An American public interest group has asked a federal court to block Google Inc from consolidating its privacy policies, saying it could make it easier for advertisers to target users.
  • The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is running an online course in negotiation and conflict resolution. The course will run six-weeks starting March 1st, 2012.
  • The Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) called upon a closer partnership between them and the United Nations during a Security Council meeting on Thursday.

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