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Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

The Security Council should urge states and armed non-state groups to refrain from using schools for military purposes and incorporate clear protections for schools from military use in their legislation, and military doctrine and policies.

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The deployment of a UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), authorized to undertake “all necessary measures” to neutralize armed groups, represents an important step in the evolution of UN peacekeeping missions.

Can peace be secured at the expense of justice?

Can peace be secured at the expense of justice?

Peace must be secured through justice, and not at the cost of it. A peace that arrives at the cost of justice is unstable, impermanent and underpinned by simmering tensions. 

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

TransConflict is pleased to present Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS), launched by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Whereas other countries have considered justice to be an essential component of peace and reconciliation, Liberia has totally disregarded the punishment of those who perpetrated atrocities during its 14-year civil war.

The new UN and peacekeeping

The new UN and peacekeeping

The return to robust peacekeeping is a disconcerting development since it raises the whole question of the need for impartiality if peacekeepers are to have real legitimacy and it puts the humanitarians and others who work with the UN in greater peril.

Teaching with the world peace game

Teaching with the world peace game

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4′x5′ plywood board – and lets his 4th-graders solve them. He explains how his World Peace Game engages school kids, and why the complex lessons it teaches – spontaneous, and always surprising – go further than classroom lectures can.

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released last week.

Poems of war, peace, women, power

Poems of war, peace, women, power

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.

UN Security Council Resolution 2122 on Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

UN Security Council Resolution 2122 on Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

On 18th October 2013, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that puts in place stronger measures for women to participate in all phases of conflict prevention, resolution and recovery.

Women, wartime and the dream of peace

Women, wartime and the dream of peace

In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. Zainab Salbi tells powerful “backline” stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over. 

Syria – women, peacework, and the lesson from Bosnia

Syria – women, peacework, and the lesson from Bosnia

Below the radar of the forthcoming Geneva-2 peace talks, Bosnian and Syrian women are holding meetings to discuss the lessons that must be learnt from the failure of the Dayton Agreement. However, without the voices of those who have the greatest stake in preserving peace in their countries, peace agreements […]

Making peace is a marathon

Making peace is a marathon

In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by […]

A realistic vision for world peace

A realistic vision for world peace

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what “peace” really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle — and sacrifice — of those who work for it.

New rules for rebuilding a broken nation

New rules for rebuilding a broken nation

Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what’s the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach. 

Inclusive peacebuilding in Nepal – challenges and opportunities

Inclusive peacebuilding in Nepal – challenges and opportunities

Current peacebuilding programmes in Nepal are not benefiting the people most affected by violence. The main problem is that the critical issue of inclusivity has not been properly addressed. Looking at the established ‘peace infrastructure’ and various peacebuilding activities, it’s easy to think a lot is being done to promote […]

Tango – the intimate dance of conflict transformation

Tango – the intimate dance of conflict transformation

Trust, dialogue, passion, communication, vulnerability and empathy. Like tango, transforming conflict is an intimate affair.

Peace One Day

Peace One Day

Celebrate the difference one day can make! On Peace Day 21 September, Peace One Day will present 24 hours of incredible live content from all around the world. Tune in to TransConflict.com and watch the coverage live.

The walk from “no” to “yes”

The walk from “no” to “yes”

William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations – from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

The path to ending ethnic conflicts

The path to ending ethnic conflicts

Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff’s figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most […]

Pay attention to nonviolence

Pay attention to nonviolence

In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Did you hear about it? Didn’t think so. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict – and not to […]

Promoting the role of youth in peacebuilding

Promoting the role of youth in peacebuilding

On July 10 and 11, the Youth Advocacy Team of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) will participate in two events taking place in New York, and we would hereby like to cordially invite you to both events.

The third GCCT newsletter

The third GCCT newsletter

TransConflict is pleased to present the third Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.

Armenia – Peace Dialogue

Armenia – Peace Dialogue

Peace Dialogue, which is registered in Armenia, unites different peace and civic activists from Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Germany and the Netherlands.

The second GCCT newsletter

The second GCCT newsletter

TransConflict is pleased to present the second Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.