Whole of Community Conflict Prevention - 3D Security

Video on the work of the 3D Security Initiative which is a policy voice for civil society and conflict prevention offering:

- resources and links to global civil society networks on conflict prevention, principled negotiation, and sustainable development
-a 'whole of community' approach that fosters interagency communication with civil society while keeping development, diplomacy, and defense goals clear and programming separate in their own lanes. See http://www.3dsecurity.org/

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Comment by GATA TAKAI SHAMANG on March 3, 2009 at 5:13pm
This wll realy be an effective material for facilitation .
Comment by Norbert A. Wetzel, Th.D., Lic. psychologist on February 22, 2009 at 7:32am
I am in the process of working with a mid size town (86000) community regarding youth violence prevention. The gang problems and fights between youth outside and inside the local high school have become so bad that it is dangerous to visit houses in certain neighborhoods after dark. High murder rate.
I am interested in ideas and literature that can help. I am planning to bring together most "stakeholders" of that town (administration, police, school, parents, churches and synagogues, clubs, community organizations etc.). the "whole of community" approach sounds promising and I will investigate it. But if anyone has additional ideas, please, contact me at: norbertwetzel@g.ho.st
Thank you.
Comment by Mohammad Abdur Rehman Asif on February 16, 2009 at 1:09am
Good one.....
But i think 3-D should also highlight the issue which are basically the root causes of instability and destruction around, according to my point of view instability in any part of this world is not in the favor of any one, and ultimately it disturbs all the way around. So when we are talking about the security we should also focus the issues which are disturbing security. I wish that some in my life i can see peace in all over the world.....

& Now doubt civil society have to play its role for it....Very important.
Comment by Vinay Jain on February 15, 2009 at 1:36pm
Concept of 3D-security integrating Development, Diplomacy and Defense is indeed a call for communication between the stakeholders, especially those sectors that matter most for the future including the youth. This initiative must be welcome without reservations; even individuals could matter. In matter of functionality we may need to consider the following.

Communication, command and control of information/intelligence (3CI) are critical for a Military Mission. Responsivity, reliability and responsibility in discharge of duty (3RD) would be critical for work, institution, family and nation!

These are to be seen against the existing norms, system and motive of the work or mission!
For love for a Social Mission, probably it must mean ‘lot’ for many (including oneself)!
It must unite many for action!
It ought to hold satisfaction of a purpose to accomplish!
Can we accomplish free involvement crossing barriers of nations?
Comment by David Kreider on February 15, 2009 at 4:10am
The conceptual beauty of "3D security" is that security is far more than a myopic reliance on military dominance. Security is fundamentally about freedom from danger and fear of adversaries who harbor motivation to cause us harm. In addressing the latter, security is achieved more holistically by the creation of a just world order - through mechanisms that redress grievances through due processes of law, good governance, and equitable economic opportunity. These are summed up in the notions of diplomacy (open communication between stakeholders) and development (just social, economic, and political order) - the other two legs of 3D security.

This initiative is about a recognition that security cannot depend solely on military dominance; that in fact, "defense" if done in isolation from the values of diplomacy and development can create insecurity if it reinforces oppressive structures and perceived injustices which generate enemies against us.
Comment by Ծովիկ Sonya Ramian on February 14, 2009 at 12:24am
But I wonder what level of participation civil society will play. Great, government might open up channels for us to voice our perspective since we're on the ground, but will they really listen to it? As in, will they meaningfully consider what we have to tell them, and act upon it, especially when it goes against their national interests? I doubt it. At the end of the day, they make their decisions with or without us, and we have no leverage in any of our current international institutions to over-rule their decisions.

I know I'm a liberal, but to me, this initiative seems like a way to merely appease civil society, by "including" them, while not giving them anything tangible, like guarantees against action if CS overwhelmingly disapproves. I know, I know, baby steps.

But we, as CS should understand this initiative is one step forward of many in the process, and not the end goal by any means. Now that we have this tool, it's up to us how we use it.
Comment by Alvaro RAMIREZ DURINI on February 13, 2009 at 11:33pm
Excellent initiative to include these video . As Nonviolent Peaceforce we are working to support these kind of work in all over the world.
Alvaro Ramirez Durini
Latin America and the Caribbean Coordinator
Nonviolent Peaceforce

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