While peace building may be initiated at any point during a conflict cycle, it is much less costly in human and financial terms if it is done early (Peacebuilding Center, 2013: 3). This idea was reinforced in June 2001 upon the release of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict (Report of the Secretary General, 2001), in which the central argument was that ‘prevention should be initiated at the earliest possible stage of a conflict cycle in order to be most effective’ (Matveeva, 2006: 10). It is difficult to disagree with the concept of early warning (EW) and rapid response (RR); obtaining knowledge to synthesise a way to assist in the mitigation of conflict. In this sense, EW and RR are irrefutable necessities. There is a need to actively engage in crisis prevention initiating a prognosis of when, why and where conflict will erupt (Austin, 2004: 2). The ultimate goal of EW and RR is not to predi...
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