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.
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.
Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
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).
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.