Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
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The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Since 2002, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 1100 social change leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.
There is increasing global policy and research momentum on the topic of inclusive peace. But is this momentum reflected in practice? Is it reflecting practice? The reality for civil society actors is that the political space is shrinking globally, severely limiting their ability to contribute to inclusive peace. At the same time, comparative research challenges civil society actors to adapt to changing circumstances, consider their collective impact, and question their own assumptions.
The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is pleased to announce the fifth Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will take place in Braunschweig, Germany, from 23 to 27 July 2018.
Space lies at the heart of peace and conflict studies. War zones, border disputes, fights over land and territory, out of area missions, inter or intra-state conflict, besieged cities, peace gardens and war memorials, and many other expressions make reference to spatial markers. This points to the fact that the conduct of violence and the maintenance of peace always has a spatial element to it, it would not exist without space. In other words, peace and conflict ‘take place’; their practices are situated in space.
The Global Campaign for Peace Education, in partnership with the International Institute on Peace Education and the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo, has established a directory of programs, courses, and workshops in peace education.
Applications for the 2018 Spring Practitioner Trainings at KURVE Wustrow are now open. The trainings are particularly intended for partners from the global south, peace activists, civil peace workers and professionals working in development cooperation.
swisspeace is offering a variety of trainings and courses at the University of Basel. swisspeace learning events bridge current academic findings with the latest insights from peacebuilding practice and provide a space for exchange, dialogue and inspiration among peacebuilding, development and humanitarian actors.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2017 was awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".
The 2017 Global Peace Index finds that the world became more peaceful in the last year, however, over the last decade it has become significantly less peaceful.