David Anderson QC, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has recommended greater dialogue between charities and government departments on counter-terrorism policies. We explain why this recommendation is necessary and welcomed by peacebuilders.
Since the ceasefire in 1994 Azerbaijan and Armenia have remained in deadlock over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region. On 13 June 2014, Conciliation Resources hosted an event and exhibition in Tbilisi, looking at perspectives for peace since the Nagorny Karabakh ceasefire twenty years ago.
From 10-13 June 2014, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the ExCel Centre in London. As part of the summit, Conciliation Resources is organising two free, open events.
The city of Jos in the middle belt of Nigeria was tragically hit by bombs on 20 and 24 May 2014. As local reactions form, community cohesion will be essential in preventing reprisal attacks. Read more about the community-led projects in Jos, which are helping to prevent further violence by strengthening communities.
For the first time, film makers from both sides of the Line of Control have collaboratively made a film on life in Jammu and Kashmir. Faith Divided looks at the impact of conflict on the lives of communities on either side of the divide.
For the first time, all 25 editions of Conciliation Resources' Accord publications are now available to download as free e-books. Download your copies now!
With the signing of the Mindanao peace agreement in March the demand for increased jobs and development is high. During a visit by an EU delegation local business community came together to discuss future economic development and expectations.
Our partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, is speaking at the UN’s General Assembly on the need to include gender, violence and peace in the post-2015 framework. Read more about how peace can be put at the heart of the UN’s post-2015 development goals.
We have been assisting religious leaders in the Central African Republic to set up local interfaith “peace committees”. To mark the formal beginning of the project, Conciliation Resources has signed a partnership agreement with the religious leaders to help create a national secretariat for peace in Bangui.
To address the underlying drivers of conflict, our definition of peace needs to more than the absence of violence. Conciliation Resources and 32 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN addressing this and identifying effective targets to promote sustainable peace in the post-2015 development framework.