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United States Celebrates Women’s Contributions to Peace in Myanmar

Report from Nonviolent Peaceforce

On March 6, U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel and USAID Mission Director Teresa McGhie hosted an event celebrating women’s contributions to peace in Myanmar through the presentation of the “Women Contributing to Peace” mapping project. Civil society organizations, peace process stakeholders, political leaders, members of the donor community, and journalists attended the event at Melia Hotel.

2019 Dart Award Winners Announced!

Notification of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 25th annual Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma: Michigan Radio and | The Times Picayune. Honorable Mentions went to Radio Canada International – Eye on the Arctic and to The Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
The annual Dart Awards recognize outstanding reporting in all media that portrays traumatic events with accuracy, insight and sensitivity while illuminating the effects of violence and tragedy on victims’ lives.

The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She, The Peacebuilder

A number of women peacebuilder's portraits for Women's history month

Peacebuilding is hard. For women peacebuilders, it’s harder.

Not only do they strive to transform the conflicts that plague their communities; they do it while facing discrimination, inequality, silencing, even physical violence.

The stories of these undeterred heroes rarely make the headlines. This Women’s History Month, we’re bringing them to you.

Historic Peace Deal in Ethiopia

Conciliation Resources attends historic Ethiopia peace deal signing

Horn of Africa Programme Director, Aden Abdi, was invited to provide technical support and witness the signing of an historic peace deal between the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and the Government of Ethiopia. Conciliation Resources has been supporting this process for the past six years.

Peace Stories - to mark the International Peace Day

EPLO published a series of peace stories of their member organisations

On the occasion of the 37th International Day of Peace on Friday 21 September, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office EPLO published a series of peace stories by their member organisations about their peacebuilding activities in countries such as Somalia, Columbia or Libanon.

They also released a set of videos of the directors of three of their member organisations talking about their involvement in peacebuilding.

BICC Expert Appointed to UN Panel of Experts on Yemen

Bonn International Center for Conversion - Press release - 24 April 2018 - On 27 March 2018, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed the five individuals to sit on the Panel of Experts on Yemen, mandated until 28 March 2019. Amongst them is Wolf-Christian Paes, who until his appointment was Head of Advisory Services at BICC. He is the expert on arms.

Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) publishes new data on arms transfers

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).

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Call for applications by The Rotary Foundation. Closing date: 31 May 2018

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. 

Civil Society & Inclusive Peace: A Reality Check

Online consultation - Call for applications until 19 February

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.