peace dividend


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peace dividend

The money a country stands to save or even earn by not engaging in war or buying weaponry. Our government has been resolute in its decision not to engage in this dispute, instead investing the peace dividend back into social infrastructure like health care and public transportation.
See also: dividend, peace

a/the ˈpeace dividend

money that governments save by not buying weapons: The Health Service should benefit from the peace dividend.
See also: dividend, peace
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The annual average peace dividend would be just over e1/42 bln in the first five years after a solution, just under e1/45 bln in the first ten years and just over e1/410 bln the first 20 years.
Peace Dividend Trust is a non-profit social enterprise that builds markets, creates jobs and sustains peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities.
Therefore, Peace Dividend Trust and some of the 13 Regional Contracting Centers in Afghanistan offer training to Afghan vendors on how to properly respond to U.
Before councilors debate how to spend money diverted from current wars, they should settle the question of how to appropriate the city's share of the peace dividends that followed the end of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, both world wars and the Spanish-American War.
It is understood that Mr McAleese lobbied for cash to fund projects in UDA-controlled areas as a lucra-tive peace dividend.
Unfulfilled commitments are the Achilles' heel of the peace process and threaten the peace dividend that the people of Nepal expect and so richly deserve.
Economic assistance and the Northern Ireland conflict; building the peace dividend.
Their timing, however, did not go unnoticed, coming as Northern Ireland's politicians put forward a joint case for a multi-billion pound peace dividend to bolster a power-sharing government if it is restored next March.
Green Party leader Trevor Sergeant said: 'It is important to take stock of the peace dividend reduced paramilitary violence has brought in the last decade.
You can see that people do want to get on with the elections as a measure of confidence in the peace dividend.
In Afghanistan, the funding will be used to fulfill our commitment to rebuild Afghanistan's road network; establish security through a national military and national police force, including counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics components; establish broad-based and accountable governance through democratic institutions and an active civil society; ensure a peace dividend for the Afghan people through economic reconstruction; and provide humanitarian assistance to sustain returning refugees and displaced persons.
He said it was time for the IRA to deliver its peace dividend and disarm.
2) First, a peace dividend might be derived from a substantial decrease in defense expenditures and the ensuing release of those resources for productive uses.
It turns out that the peace dividend of the 1990s wasn't just about turning government deficits into surpluses, expanding NATO, or creating allies out of cold war enemies.