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Position Statement

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts - a Challenge for Crisis Prevention and Peacebuidling

Cover of Position Statement Covid 19
The position statement by the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention places the focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on civilian crisis prevention and peacebuilding. The pandemic is magnifying global problems and functioning as a threat multiplier. The Advisory Board has set out its recommendations on how the German Federal Government can respond to worsening inequalities and political repression.
  • Author

    Beirat Zivile Krisenprävention und Friedensförderung

  • Publication
    10. June 2020

Content of the Position Statement

  1. Early warnings of non-traditional security risks
  2. Unequal impacts of the pandemic
  3. Political repression under the pretext of infection-control measures
  4. Recommendations to the Federal Government
    1. Improve early warning of external shocks and enhance political coherence
    2. Protect particularly vulnerable groups and strengthen civil-society ownership
    3. Monitor and sanction state repression in response to the pandemic
    4. Use multilateral crisis-prevention instruments

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