The eighteenth GCCT newsletter

The eighteenth GCCT newsletter

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

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1) New members of the GCCT

Four new members of the GCCT

TransConflict is pleased to announce four new members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, from Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and the UK, respectively.

2) GCCT Members in Focus

The Civil Forum for Peace from Georgia

TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of the Civil Forum for Peace from Georgia, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict TransformationRead on…

3) GCCT Insight and Analysis

4) GCCT Activities, Advocacy, Research and Requests

How to reform the United Nations

Matthew Parish – It is time for a new and streamlined structure for legal and institutional accountability across the United Nations and its specialised agencies. There is much work to be done. None of these problems are easy to solve. But solutions can be achieved. None of us have anything to fear from being held accountable, for the staff of the United Nations radiate with their own brilliance when they are permitted to stand as jewels in the night. The politics of the United Nations is due for fundamental change, and we have the tools at hand. We can and will apply them. Read on…

Five takeaways from the UN Committee Against Torture review of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice – At this key moment, when so much hangs in the balance with respect to Sri Lanka’s justice and reconciliation process, this simply isn’t good enough. Unless the international community makes it clear to the Sri Lankan Government that the absence of progress thus far is unacceptable, and demonstrates a willingness to use its influence to address serious abuses committed by the state, the future of Sri Lanka’s fragile peace will remain in doubt. Read on…

Personal and political dimensions of peace – World Peace Forum in Brazil

Ludmila D. Andrade – Between 22-25 September 2016, the Schengen Peace Foundation organised the tenth edition of the World Peace Forum and most importantly, the second edition of the Youth World Peace Forum. The Forum took place in Florianopolis, southern state in Brazil, and it provided a platform where peacemakers from all around the world could come together and exchange experiences and best practices. Read on…

Tskhinvali’s painful past, depressing present and dark future

Lia Chlachidze – A virtual reality has been created in Tskhinvali region. Whilst on paper enormous amounts of money are being spent by the Russian government for the wellbeing of population, in reality everything disappears into an “economic black hole”. Read on…

Peace analysis-community peace pillars – an innovation on peace work

Kisuke Ndiku – Through consultation with other peace practitioners, a modular design has been created which aims to learn from communities by focusing on four critical aspects of peace. These four aspects are a) the historical context for community peace, b) social context of peace, c) community organs in peace; and d) community peace duty bearers, peace actors and peace stakeholders. Read on…

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