Al Jazeera: The Philippine Muslim rebels' long path to peace

Following the historic signing of a peace agreement in the Philippines, we spoke to Al Jazeera about the achievements and the long term challenges of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Q & A with Miriam Coronel-Ferrer: The Mindanao Peace Talks

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chairperson of the Philippines’ Government peace panel for negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), spoke to Conciliation Resources about the aims and challenges of the Mindanao peace process as she reflects on the lessons learned from past peacebuilding efforts. 

Peace in Times of War

On 25 January 2014 the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front concluded sixteen years of negotiations seeking to putting an end to an armed conflict which originated in 1968. Kristian Herbolzheimer explains the origins of the conflict, details the innovations that led to the deal, outlines the ramifications of the deal itself, and warns that lessons need to be learnt to ensure that the implementation of the agreement is effective.

BBC World News interview: historic peace deal signed in the Philippines

Emma Leslie, Philippines Programme Associate, talks to BBC World News about the recent signing of the Comprehensive Agreement of the Bangsamoro between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and discusses the importance of effective implementation for the sustainability of the peace agreement.

Historic peace deal ends five-decade conflict in the Philippines

Conciliation Resources congratulates the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who, after 16 years of negotiations, have completed the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) that settles one of the most protracted armed conflicts in the world.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining examples to the world of innovation and negotiation.

Grounding reconciliation: transforming relationships in Mindanao

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Despite the efforts of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) through its 'Listening Process' to promote and address the needs and grievances of Mindanao's divided communities, creating a peace constituency across the Philippines, particularly amonst national policymakers and politicians, has been a struggle.

Interview: The Inquiry - Can Colombia reintegrate FARC?

Conciliation Resources' Colombia Programme Director, Kristian Herbolzheimer, was interviewed for The Inquiry, part of the BBC World Service, on the reintegration of FARC fighters following the end of the Colombian armed conflict.

Large portions of populations really hate them [FARC], profoundly, that's just how it is...They [FARC] will not be able to participate in politics, until they very explicitly take responsibility for what they did wrong in the past.

Innovations in the Colombian peace process

Jun 2016
Innovations in the Colombia peace process

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia insurgents are about to reach a comprehensive peace agreement. This report describes a number of innovations and other developments leading up to this widely predicted agreement that might be relevant to peace processes elsewhere.